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plants for hot conservaotry

Posted: 07/06/2017 at 09:11

I can't even keep my pelagoniums in mine through the summer, much too hot, they overwinter well through the winter though.

the other one, which doesn't get quite so hot has a few plants in it, Bird of Paradise, a fig tree, but even then I put both out for the summer.

Dye to prevent duckweed and algae

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 19:12

I only had blanket weed the flowing year after digging the pond, Dove will remember how I used to go down there and twiddle it out when I was caring for my mum, very therapeutic 🙂

now the weed has filled the pond I never have any blanket weed or green water, its in full sun all day long,  

i think the amount of plants is the key to a clear pond.  I wouldn't use anything in there either, it's full of all sorts of creatures.

Mystery Plant

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 19:04

I'm not exactly sure but I wonder if it could be a Knautia Macedonica.  Probably wrong😀

Echium pininana

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 18:58

I am in Devon but still don't get them all to survive. The best ones are the ones that self seed, they are already used to the climate by winter, they are not really suited to our climate, they love hot dry regions. 

They take a three year cycle,  here anyway, don't know about anyone else's, so they are  a long wait, but well worth it when they do flower. The bees love them. 

You do get little ones on the sides, it you leave them, similar to Foxgloves. They make millions of seeds, and they are best left where they fall, they don't transplant well, and as I say, they won't all survive,  you can always pull the little plants out next year if you are lucky enough to have them grow,.

Echium pininana

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 14:18

I leave mine. 

Babies nappies in compost

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 14:15

I can happily say I haven't contributed to that😀

self seeding plants to sow in early june

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 14:07

I have no idea what I'm talking  about either😀

Maybe OP should consult Mr Google, they always know what they're talking about,

Dye to prevent duckweed and algae

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 09:13

If you get the right amount of plants in the pond the water will be perfectly clear no need to buy stuff.

Babies nappies in compost

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 09:11

I bought some gel pads 4 for £1.00 in the usual £ shop. I am hoping I can dry them out to reuse next year. Would never buy dreaded nappies that take years to rot down in the land fill. 

Our council are trying to promote washable nappies, they give trial packs away. 

Help/ advice - Disease

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 09:07

looks perfectly healthy to me apart from being a bit bare at the base, a quick chop will soon have it sprouting out from the bottom.

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