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Posted: 08/06/2014 at 13:19

Thanks, Hogweed FG & SP93 been most helpful, Sweetpea when it comes to me and plants nothing is to obvious as i haven't got the foggiest what some of the most common plants are, if i didn't buy or plant it then it's a mystery to me, can you believe i went to collage and did horticulture & agriculture, though in my defence it was over thirty years ago, and my life took me in a completely different direction, until two years ago i haven't really done any gardening...

PPP (Percy's problem page)

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 12:48

I have a wee bog garden next to pond with marsh marigolds, iris's and houttuynia, suppose that would carry the theme..

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Posted: 08/06/2014 at 12:37

Thanks for your replies guys, the first picture might be some sort of Holly but it's not self seeding, it was forgotten about in a pot in quiet corner, when i discovered it i planted it under a cherry tree it had no label, like so many things in my garden..Geranium will suffice it is growing at side of shed will keep an eye on it FG..

You should know better FG "is it dry or wet" it's always wet in this lovely country of ours  no seriously it's dry due to the slope and rocks n gravel, unless the waterfall springs a leak.., we do love ferns, sedges i'll look into... FANKS 


PPP (Percy's problem page)

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 12:10

Some advice needed with this problem...

 Right in the corner where the hose for the pump comes out the pond it is pretty unsightly there is a plant just above that needs to come out, fortunately or unfortunately there's is a bees nest just below this plant, the entrance is between the light coloured rock and the exposed pond liner, we cant do anything until the bees move on, but want to take said plant out put trailing plant in and put pond plants in to cover liner and hose, question is can we safely use Glyphosate to remove plant and plant trailer in it's place, and if so any ideas for a trailing plant?

Thanks again in advance...

PPP (Percy's problem page)

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 11:57

Another problem, what's the best way to stop the petals from getting into the little waterfall and eventually into the pond..


Best we can come up with is netting the bottom of the waterfall so as to catch the petals as they flow down...

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Posted: 08/06/2014 at 11:51

Nope it's not where you come to have your problems solved by Percy, it's where you come to solve Percy's problems, Would really appreciate id's for these two.. 

 Sorry pictures not that great..

 Thanks in advance for your help


Posted: 08/06/2014 at 10:27

Morning ya-all,

Bright n breezy here, with the sound of strimmers & lawnmowers filling the air..

Is it just me, but when i read all your posts from earlier this morning by the time i get to the bottom of the page i forget what was said and who said it, all i remember is toast, Aberdeen, broomsticks, skeletons, fox, James and Hellebore seeds.

You take it easy punkdoc, and enjoy your twitching..

Have a lovely day everyone


Posted: 07/06/2014 at 17:16

Well it's still persisting down here, looks like it's on for the duration, no more gardening for me today, just a wee walk round later, feed the fish, walk the dog, then sit back with a glass of port and a packet of cashews, unless the OH has other ideas when she gets home from work...

My wee garden!

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 17:06

Looking forwards to those pictures Jackie...


Posted: 07/06/2014 at 16:19

I went on a bee forum as i had a nest at the side of my pond, was told they eject dead and dying bees out the nest, i have found four in my pond so far, but the really sad thing was they told me most of them will die out in the wider environment as they are worn out and cant make it home..

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