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Small pond

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 09:48

DD......IMO even a small patch of water adds an extra dimension to your garden.  There are a couple of threads about Ponds so would be worth looking thru.  Can't help with the solar pump...sorry.

Enlarging a pond

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 09:41

Stagbeetle..........shame about the liner but you can still make a decent pond and I don't expect the wildlife will object too much !   Hope your weather improves and you can get on with it soon....good luck 

Plants for lightweight arch

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 19:24

I'd agree with Hostafan......Golden Hop is a lovely plant but too thuggish for an will happily climb 20 feet or more and spread outwards too

So fed up with all this rain!!!!

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 19:18

Do stop bragging Verdun  Rain and gale force winds here   Oh, good for gardening tho.

Free Holiday in the Dordogne France

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 19:06

SGLilly......thanks.......I wasn't too sure but should have known what you meant

Hopefully, DUK and I have now come to an understanding....when she shouts "Oi "  I'll  know to get into my milking slot straight away

The poor OP must think he's walked into a madhouse tho

Free Holiday in the Dordogne France

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 18:48

DUK.....a simple ".Philippa" would have got my attention too   Oh, go on then........I just thought you were being a bit rude but I guess maybe you mistook me for a Cow at milking time ........these little lapses happen when you get old


Fast growing hedging

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 17:55

John mentions "difficult terrain" but doesn't specify how or why difficult.  Might make a difference to advice/suggestions. Also depends what constitutes speedy privacy and security.  A little more detailed info from him may help perhaps ?

Talkback: How to lift and divide day lilies

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 17:50

I've found Day Lillies benefit from splitting up every 3 years or guide is when the flowering drops off.

Depends where you are sited for the Water Lillies.  You may just get away with it now provided you can still see where to split.  If you are unsure, then as Verdun suggests, best wait til Spring when you can see the new growth.

Free Holiday in the Dordogne France

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 17:32

Runnybeak...........Only half of us ???  You're being a wee bit generous there I think

Weed problem

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 17:26

If you know anyone who keeps a tortoise, they love Hairy bittercress.  Other than that, it is easily pulled as Nutcutlet says.  Personally, I'd rather have that than common Celandine........that really is pernicious

Discussions started by philippa smith2

Book Lovers and Library Users

Pay for a Library Service or lose it ? 
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Wasps......lack of this year ? 
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How to politely educate someone ? 
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What do the various abbrevations mean and are we talking about the same thing ? 
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Last Post: 09/10/2014 at 08:59

Rude but funny.

Another Quotes thread.......can't find the old one. 
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Last Post: 28/08/2014 at 14:54

Recommended varieties

Best performers 
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Mangetout varieties

Any recommendations please ? 
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Last Post: 16/07/2014 at 18:35

Sweet potato

Slips or Plugs ? 
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Last Post: 17/11/2014 at 20:57

Plant names...not Latin or common but those named after people

Who is your plant named after ? 
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Lost garden tools

Not stolen..........just hiding !! 
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Last Post: 19/06/2014 at 21:10

Glyphosate killer in various forms

Effect on surrounding planting ? 
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Last Post: 16/06/2014 at 08:05

Perennial evergreen Grass

What variety ? 
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Sulphate of Potash feed 
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Nicandra physalodes (Shoofly or Apple of Peru)

Leaf variegation 
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Grass snake

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