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Latest posts by LeadFarmer

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 11/06/2012 at 20:20

Nice climbers on your archway Wintersong

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 11/06/2012 at 01:03

Heres how my garden is looking this month...

 The Clematis Dr Ruppel is my favourite plant in my garden..

 And the newest addition to my garden, my wildlife pond..



Posted: 10/06/2012 at 11:18

Found a baby toad in my greenhouse today...


My pond so far

Posted: 09/06/2012 at 19:24

Thanks, its still 'work in progress' as they say. To be honest I wasnt ready to fill it with water, but with all the rain we've had its filled up by itself. There is a shelf at the back, and the front is beached slightly.

Ive got plenty of landscaping yet to do around the pond, including laying a block paved path. I fear if I lined the pond now then there will be allsorts of debris falling into it whilst the work continues. I aim to get the work done first, empty the pond and get it lined, then fill the pond again. All by the end of the summer!!!

My pond so far

Posted: 08/06/2012 at 17:57

I sadly had to remove an infected cherry tree from my garden recently, so with the hole that was left I decided to make a wildlife pond. Heres the tree before it was removed...

 and shortly after it was removed..

 I never got around to lining the pond but is im on heavy clay the pond filled up by itself, a little planting up and heres how it looks now...

 By next spring I intend to have the pond lined as the water soon soaks away in dry weather, and I hope to have planted the area with native plants etc, but Im pleased with it so far.

Ants on peony flower buds?

Posted: 21/05/2012 at 21:27

Thanks, Ill give the plant a good inspection tomorrow. Looks like I need to act fast.

Shame the ants havent found the Giant Scabious I have in the greenhouse, its leaves are covered in aphids.

Ants on peony flower buds?

Posted: 21/05/2012 at 17:51

Just noticed all my peony buds are swarming with ants. No sign of any damage, so Ive left them alone (for now!).

Is this a common occurrence?

Steel mesh covering wildlife pond?

Posted: 05/05/2012 at 21:36

The pond is circular and is only 6ft in diameter.

Garden arches planting - help needed

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 22:54

Are your arches in sun most of the day?

How about Jasmine for winter flowering, Honeysuckle for fragrance, clematis for colour?

What to do!!

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 22:39

Warm the hose pipe up in warm water first, to make it plyable. Or use a line of sand instead. Thats what I did.

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