Latest posts by NewBoy2

Blue Tits

Posted: 05/07/2017 at 08:36

I placed a bird box 4 years ago facing South and saw birds inspect it and then not return

This Spring I moved it and now it faces NNW as opposed to South

I was told that the sun would burn the chicks if it faced South

I now have a family of cheeping Blue Tits to watch every day

Knowledge is Power !!

Pond - Preformed or Natural

Posted: 29/06/2017 at 12:21

I have done drawings of the pond and decided the lay out allowing for an exit point for the critters

I have allowed a 6" strip around 3 sides of the pond to place the retaining stones/slabs and then a drop into the water of 6 inches with the next 6" strip for marginal planting

I have mapped out 3 areas with 3 different depths

? What plants would you place in the sand at the margins

? What plants would you place in the 3 depths of 6" , 12" and 18"

Pond Newst

Posted: 28/06/2017 at 12:23


The pond is so clear I can nearly see the bottom at the 18 inch end 

We buy "stuff " and some of it "sort " of works or doesn't work at all and its very pleasing to find something that works

I can now see the newts or NEWST for the first time and for the first time in my life

There are lots of tiny black creatures shaped like a pin swimming about so all is good

Pond - Preformed or Natural

Posted: 27/06/2017 at 12:53


You say play sand

? Do you mean place sand on the outer most shelf and then plant straight into the sand

? Will the sand just disperse over time and then leave the plants sitting on the liner

Im just seeking clarification please

Pond Newst

Posted: 25/06/2017 at 12:05


Added the Blagdons on Friday and there is already a clearing starting

Hope the toes arent too itchy

? How long before the boot is off young lady

Honey bees chimney

Posted: 24/06/2017 at 17:12


Pond - Preformed or Natural

Posted: 24/06/2017 at 17:10

I have an opportunity to create a new pond on my allotment in a 4 foot by 6 foot area

It will be 12 foot from a hedge and has bushes and grass nearby so i know it will support life

Buy a manufactured one or dig and fill with a liner etc

Assistance please friends

Honey bees chimney

Posted: 24/06/2017 at 16:53


10 days ago you told us you had bees

? Has the British Bee Keeping Association been able to help and has someone been to remove them please

Pond Newst

Posted: 23/06/2017 at 10:42


The concrete is about 6 foot away from a wild area that I dont tend at all and has ferns brambles and grasses next to a hedge

I hope the critters can cross this desert to get from the vegetation to the pond

Thanks for your input

Pond Newst

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 12:04


I have received the Blagdon Extract of barley Straw today so I will be adding it asap

Hope you are hopping about soonest

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