Posted: 26/04/2015 at 17:34
Having moved 3 weeks ago, I have just begun the process of the back garden makeover. I have given away approx 100 fish from the hideous brick pond and watered everything in sight with the resulting water as pond has to be emptied then demolished.
The ground is generally quite sandy and it appears that the pots/borders have enjoyed being given a feed of pond water/green muddy stuff. My potted Pieris has shot up with new scarlet leaves but some older leaves have turned yellow.
There is a lot of green sludge left in the pond and I wondered if there any plants/flowers which would not benefit from it? There are roses, lavender, wallflowers, and peonies in my front garden (also old climbing roses in containers and some in the borders. The back garden has mainly pots, apart from a raised area right at the back which has bluebells, an apple tree and natural geraniums. There is a rockery waiting to be planted up but I will be getting rid of small area of grass and laying shingle In the middle. There will be two flower borders and I will be keeping two strawberry beds - which are growing well.
Sorry if this question is a bit complicated! I will post pictures from laptop as iPad won't co-operate.