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My pond is a year old now but we haven't had many amphibious visitors :(

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 21:46

Importing frogspawn is the way a lot of people start. Not recommended for a pond with fancy expensive fish in case you import some organism you don't want. Excellent for a wildlife pond.

 

Look what I found under alkanet.

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 21:41

If you don't let wild garlic seed and don't dig them up and spread them round the garden it will only spread in a clump. It's no worse than grape hyacinths

Forsythia question.

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 21:38

Hi Rio, welcome on board

I don't cut stems back by a third. I cut about a third of the stems back to base and leave the rest. 

I have completely demolished one in the past. It had lost all shape and was a right mess, so, kill or cure, right back to about 6 inches for all stems. After that it flowered better than it had ever done before.

In your position I'd probably take cuttings then get the saw out

Homemade bug sprays

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 20:49

I' was trying to keep up as well Heather but I think the world outside my garden has moved on without me

Philadelphus wilt

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 20:00

I water things in at this time of year but nothing is being watered except pots. Maybe too much water?

watercress

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 18:21

Some years it's a bit overwhelming in the pond.

Ivy out of control!

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 18:18

Sorry about the double post

I tried to edit and ended up with 2

Ivy out of control!

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 18:17

 hello Dena, welcome

I've removed it from lots of places in this garden. Still got plenty, useful cover for bird/mammal/insect The flowers and berries are good as well.

Be careful pulling it off the fence unless it's good and solid. I haven't found the need to glyphosate later but it may depend on what sort of soil you're pulling it off. If you're got it on any otherwise empty ground a mower is an excellent tool

Ivy out of control!

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 18:16

I've removed it from lots of places in this garden. Still got plenty, useful cover for bird/mammal/insec.t The flowers and berries are good as well.

Be careful pulling it off the fence unless it's good and solid. I haven't found the need to glyphosate later but it may depend on what sort of soil you're pulling it off. If you're got it on any otherwise empty ground a mower is an excellent tool

Homemade bug sprays

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 17:27

Frogs deal with the slugs Heather, cheaper than nematodes.  

The gist of Marineliliums post is that if you stop poisoning things the natural predators take over. It works OK for me

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