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stem of yew tree partly buried?

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 12:01

thank you both for your feedback!!

Happy gardening. 

Li

stem of yew tree partly buried?

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 20:53

Hi there

I am planning a bed around my yew tree which is on a slope. In order to create a bed I would have to have the lower 20 - 30 cm of the yew trunk in the soil (in the bed). Would this be ok or could this damage the yew? I definately don't want to harm the yew. 

Thanks for your help!!!

Li

My houseplants have scale - please help!!!

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 09:21

thank you Bob, I'll get some of that stuff. 

All the best

L

My houseplants have scale - please help!!!

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 21:56

thank you Bob, how safe is it for humans to be in the same room as a treated plant? 

My houseplants have scale - please help!!!

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 20:50

Hi

my spider plants have a scale infestation and the usual treatments doesn't work. (Soaking in water with a wee bit of washing up liquid) 

Please help!!

Thank you

Ligularia

pond lacking in oxygen

Posted: 16/06/2012 at 19:04

thanks to everyone for the feedback. The point about the pump blocking has made me think - I'll go and investigate the bottom of the pond and check again whether anything can leach into the pond, as it is greener than ever, yuk. I don't want the wildlife to suffer though - that's why I've got the pond in the first place.

I'll check this when I get back from work next month. All the best L.

pond lacking in oxygen

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 20:16

hi Marshmello

I have wildlife - not fish in the pond.

So what I am going to do is plant more plants for shade and then build my water feature. (PS just noticed on the RHS page that they recommend a water feature and shade for blanket weed)

Hi Guppy

what 'strength' solar panel do I need?

Thanks very much

K/L

pond lacking in oxygen

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 09:47

Hi Marshmello

thank you for that - oh, I just love tadpoles.

Ok - the pond is in a sunny spot, so thats my problem. I need to plant more shade giving plants nearby (I've planted some already).

Water evaporation wouldn' t be a problem, as I live near Inverness and there is usually too much water if anything. I've certainly never had to top up the pond.

To keep the water clear I have oxygenating plants (and waterlilies) and barley straw bundles.

I'll take your advice and plant some more shrubs to shade the pond more - but would still like a wee trickle of a water feature. I do scoop out the green algae and duck weed when it gets too much, but I worry about taking out tadpoles/beasties etc. (I leave it at the side of the pond, but I don't think they all manage to get out of the green slime once on land).

So, what do I get for the waterfeature? BnQ don't sell solar powered ones and the local nurseries don't either.

Thanks again

K. / L.

- sorry - I had a name change -

pond lacking in oxygen

Posted: 22/04/2012 at 21:19

Hi Guppy

thank you for your reply. The pond is 2.3 x 2.3 m but only a bit over 30cm deep. What makes me think - Marshmello - that it needs oxygen is that it is too shallow (we didn't put it in) to have a healthy ecosystem without help. It has plants and beasties in it but also lots of duck weed and green algae.

I'd rather go for solar, as I think that even a few hours a day would make a difference and I'll only sit outside to listen to the water (but not a noisy pump hopefully) if its nice anyway.

So, what can I do Guppy?

Thanks again

Konia

pond lacking in oxygen

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 18:14

Hi

could someone please help me. My pond needs some oxygen and I'd like a water feature. I'd like to build a mini pond (40cm across), 80 cm from the main pond and elevated by 40 cm.
Water would be pumped by solar energy from the pond up through pipes into the mini pond (reservoir) and would run along a mini river into the pond, creating sound and movement and oxygenating the pond.
What do I need to buy and where can I get it? The technology (size of solar panel, cables, pipes) is far beyond me. PLEASE HELP - my pond and I are desperate. THANK YOU!!

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