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11 Jan 2017 20:50
11 Jan 2017 16:48
10 Jan 2017 17:09
Maybe I could cut some polystyrene to shape?
The weight of the baskets would keep it in place.
10 Jan 2017 10:04
Thanks AngieR,that sounds like a possibility!
08 Jan 2017 21:44
Thought I should also mention that this is a fish pond and not a wildlife pond.I have a pond just for wildlife which is easy for creatures to access,the fish pond is around 3ft off the ground.
08 Jan 2017 21:35
I have had those kidney baskets before and even on bricks they were too deep.They were also too heavy for me to lift when full!
The plants I have at the moment are not flourishing in my new pond in the way they did in my old one,the only difference seems to be the depth of water over the top of the pot.In the old pond the pot was usually just about level with the water surface,now they are a good 5" below even on bricks.
Have not heard about the textile plant pots as a no-no for wildlife but will check it out.
08 Jan 2017 17:05
Another idea may be to use the textile plant baskets with gravel in and then standing the plant pots on that.
I'll probably lie awake tonight thinking this all through!!!!!!
08 Jan 2017 16:58
Apart from the breeze blocks I have actually done that! Taller pots,shingle etc.It is just that last couple of inches that I need to get.
Just wondering if I could make some sort of mesh bag filled with gravel that fits the shape of the shelf.
08 Jan 2017 16:47
08 Jan 2017 16:42
My pond has shelves but even when I stand plants on them the water level above them is still fairly high.I have put bricks underneath the pots to raise them a bit but I would like to raise them a bit more but because the shelves are narrowish adding more bricks becomes a bit unstable.Any ideas on what I can use to raise pots on narrow shelves?
09 Dec 2016 14:58
That could be the reason for them looking different! The one in pic 3 is about a year older so presumably more mature.
09 Dec 2016 14:23
I have 2 Euphorbias growing in the same pot.One is from a cutting I took and the other is one that I was given as a small plant.I had thought they were both the same variety but now they have grown a bit they look different.Any ideas?
2 plants in same pot:-
22 Nov 2016 17:44
That's the one I use when not looking on the internet!
22 Nov 2016 17:24
Tricky one.I now use the internet more than books!
04 Nov 2016 20:10
It is an Arbutus (not sure which variety).Commonly called the Strawberry tree.
27 Oct 2016 22:27
I feed my hedgehogs all year round (or at least I put food out all year round!).Not seen them for a few days but one was back last night.
Could be they are checking out places to hibernate.If the weather is warm they don't always do so.Two winters ago I had one visit every day throughout so obviously did not hibernate.Some hogs will wake up during warm periods and move to other nests.
I agree if you can find the hoglets and weigh them then you can decide if you send them where they can be cared for if underweight or OK to fend for themselves if weighty enough.
If you can't find them I would at least be leaving food and water out all the time.
25 Oct 2016 10:08
I don't know much about this plant but I would guess if you chopped up just the leaves for the compost heap and disposed of any roots/rhizomes on a bonfire that might work?
22 Oct 2016 14:46
It might like a holiday outside in the summer if you have the right conditions.I find houseplants can do very well outside,a bit of natural rain and breezes to blow off the dust and cobwebs!
11 Oct 2016 21:22
I think it looks like a Euphorbia of some kind.
11 Oct 2016 21:18
It is a Pulmonaria (lungwort).
A Prayer plant looks more like this.
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