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wildlife pond

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 23:24

A few yeara ago I had problems with a fibreglass pond which I bought as advertised as a wildlife pond,a couple of years ago I inserted two container ponds in it, frogs bred but hadno other life  other than tadpoles despite the fact I  put in amphibious bistort, hornwort and sedges, recently I managed to sort outthe problems with the fibreglass pond[ water level and  Sedge like grass growinginto the side, I have been considering using the fibreglass pond  instead of the container ponds.Also I had been hoping to attract  Dragonflies,I have Yellow Flag, Purple Loosestrife,Marsh Woundwort,Pendula Sedge and Brooklime growing near by but no luck,

Sedges grown into side of preformed pond

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 21:09

Has anyone got any suggestions how I can get rid of  Sedges  similar to Flag Iris which have grown into the side of my preformed pond which I  bought as  an advertised wildlife pond?I don't really want to take the pond out but would like to put a layer of sand where the Sedges are growing,I have tried to use a knife to get rid of the sedges but don't want to damage the preformed liner any ideas?any help will be much appreciated.

purple loosestrife and ragged robin

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 23:12

Best of luck with that Holliehock, I have some Ragged Robin plugs arriving shortly also some seeds, so I will try them  probably one last time.As for others,I might try Marsh Woundwort instead of P.L  or something else.

purple loosestrife and ragged robin

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 12:44

Thank you very much for those bits of advice,I have had a lot of sucess with HempAgrimony which as Oberlixx suggested is terrific for wildlife.

purple loosestrife and ragged robin

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 23:48

I have been trying to grow Purple Loosestrife and Ragged Robin for about ten years,I live in an area where there is heavy clay, sucessfully established Water Avens,Flag Iris,Fleabane and Greater Birds Foot Trefoil, so can't understand why I have been unable to establish those two species!

Not sure what to do

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 17:31

Found my Tree Mallow  and Dwarf Curry Plant both bent over and in a dangerous position,propped them up with canes, it doesn't seem to have had any effect,the Tree Mallow has been in for several years, the dwarf curry plant about three years.They are both in my wildlife garden, the same thing  has happened to my Angelica roughly in the same area.Any advice would be much appreciated.

Water plants for a wildlife pond

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 23:19

Brooklime is a super little plant to use in conjunction with water forget me not.

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wildlife pond

problems 
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Sedges grown into side of preformed pond

Removal of Sedges. 
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Last Post: 06/03/2015 at 13:42

purple loosestrife and ragged robin

Never been able to grow them. 
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Last Post: 13/04/2013 at 23:12

Not sure what to do

plant problems in wildlife garden 
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Last Post: 29/03/2013 at 18:23
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