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What to do!!

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 17:41
figrat wrote (see)

Some focal points just don't really work, do they?

Your right. After reshaping the lawn it gave me some much deeper borders to plant out. I bought quite a lot of small foxglove & lupin plants quite cheap from a DIY store which helped to fill the borders cheaply.

After the changes its now a much nicer place to sit out in. Heres a photo taken from the same spot as the one above...


Garden Gallery

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 17:30

Wintersong wrote (see

Nice photos wintersong, whats the name of this plant please?

So, here's what got me out in  the rain today:

What to do!!

Posted: 24/04/2012 at 23:04

Alina W is right, reshaping the lawn with curves makes a big difference. I did this to my lawn a few days after moving into our current house.

Heres a photo of how it looked the day we moved in...

And how it looked a few days later...

 And the following year...

Steel mesh covering wildlife pond?

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 21:40

Fair point, how about galvanised steel mesh? Seems there isnt really a perfect solution?

Steel mesh covering wildlife pond?

Posted: 22/04/2012 at 20:21

I need it to support the weight of a child if they fell into the pond. Ive seen a plastic grid system thats available but requires support in the middle of the pond. I may have to suspend the metal grid over the ponds water surface, but ideally submerging it would be better to hide it from view.

Steel mesh covering wildlife pond?

Posted: 22/04/2012 at 17:40

Im planning on using a steel mesh with square holes about 6" square, so that should overcome that issue hopefully. Im hoping the steel doesnt harm the water if it corrodes?

April in Your Garden

Posted: 22/04/2012 at 17:36

Cleaned my patio with my pressure washer...

 planted a couple of clematis under each obelisk, and sorted out my planters..

April in your garden

Posted: 21/04/2012 at 20:35

Thanks HH. I decided to put a wildlife pond in the hole left by the cherry tree. Unfortunately during the process of removing the tree I seriously injured my back, putting me out of action for the whole of last year.

Im almost back to normal now, so Im playing catch-up in the garden.

Steel mesh covering wildlife pond?

Posted: 21/04/2012 at 00:20

I hope to finish off building my wildlife pond this year, and to make it child safe I was thinking of laying a steel reinforcing re-bar mesh grid over the top, or possibly just underneath the water level.

Would this steel grid cause any reaction with the water? Would it be ok to use galvanised steel? My pond is roughly circular and about 6ft diameter.

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