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Pond Profile

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 15:27

I have only just finished our pond so I am not an expert, this will bump your query up to the top for everyone to see.

i did a ledge 6inches down, about a foot wide, then another at a foot down same width, the bottom is about 3ft, one end is a fairly flat sloppy bit, I will make a beach, then if anything like hedgehogs fall in, they can just climb out. That will be filled with gravel

but I don't know if I have done right, at the moment it's half full, must be rain water,  I have some plants in pots, with the proper pond soil and chippings on the top to stop the soil floating out.

Talkback: How to maintain a garden pond

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 15:17

Oh gosh, I have just chucked in to float, a big bundle of Elodea, I did put some other things in pots with chippings on top, should I rake out the loose plants and pot it up?

Obelisk

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 15:11

Mine are Gardman, but I live in a very wet windy part of the West Country, they rust out for a past time. At the moment the honeysuckle is holding the structure together!

chelsea chop

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 15:03

I think it's too late now, Chelsea chop is when the show is on the TV, you could lose the flowers if you cut it now.

maybe someone else will update, that's just my opinion.

Bargain plants put to bed

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 14:56

That looks really nice, keep us posted as they grow and flower. It's so satisfying when you get to see the finished job, although I know how hard work it is to handle gravel.

Seeds

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 10:12

You don't get a new crop just by leaving them in the ground, you let them grow and flower then harvest the seeds for next years planting, somewhere else.

Blueberry Tree

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 10:05

Blueberry is very easy but you do need two plants,for pollination,  and they must go in ericaceous soil, so if you haven't got acid soil they need to go in big pots. 

I think the experts  recommend two different varieties for pollination, but I have two of the same and the bushed are loaded. So far I have picked two big bowl fulls, and there are loads more coming, and that is from bushes only about two years old.

Camera Corner

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 10:00

Just caught up with the photo's , wow that scenery is stunning, some wonderful flowers and that little child with the pony is adorable, you can just see the love in her or his face.

heres a couple from cheZ Moorview

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/55992.jpg?width=271&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/55993.jpg?width=410&height=350&mode=max

 such simple little almost wild flowers but so pretty.

Obelisk

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 09:49

I have had a few of these, they don't last more than 2 years so we don't cement them in. We bang long stakes into the ground at least 2ft, then tie the frame to them with electrical tie wraps. By the winter they will rust on the joints where the bolts go in, then get weak and a strong gust will break them from those joints. As they are quite cheap, I just replace them every two years.

I gave up with the arches, OH has made a wooden one, well staked in the ground..

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 09:44

Most of my garden has been blown down, its a right mess now, my fault should have done more staking.

The good news is, the pond is dug and lined, and half full with all the rain we have had.

I just had to put my little yellow water lily in, although its just sitting on a ledge half covered.

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