Small ponds do get warm which encourages algae. Some shade from the full heat of the day helps. You often hear that ponds should be sited in full sun but I think that's so the water lilies flower well. There are many statements like that in gardening that are passed on (and on) without understanding of the reasons.
I would never put chemical junk in a pond. It's like prescribed drugs, they might work but always side effects.
I had ramshorn snails for years but never see them now, no idea why
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I would say ash as well
very good Philippa.
and I'd love to share your snake, thank you
I haven't seen one yet, can't remember if the last I saw was last year or the year before. It's a very 'poison-heavy' agricultural area and it must be in the food chain
Cephalaria a strong contender. I don't think it's an umbellifer
different scale to Red Dragon though, tiny by comparison. I lost it, I think it has higher moisture needs than Red Dragon
Guybrush says:Oh yes that's right! I thought it had a similar look but a yellow flower. The Dranunculus looks nice. I might have to get a couple myself. 🙂See original post
Oh yes that's right! I thought it had a similar look but a yellow flower. The Dranunculus looks nice. I might have to get a couple myself. 🙂
The dracunclus looks very nice but the smell is unbelievably bad. Rotting meat, to attract the flies to pollinate it. I wouldn't have it in a small garden where you can't be at least 10 ft away from it
Screwfix do some nice orange ones, better than the yellow foam, more comfortable and more effective. I like to hear the birds, including magpies, I don't discriminate, but I use them on noisy windy nights.