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Talkback: Making mini ponds

Posted: 01/03/2012 at 22:43

   Ele it is amazing but you will find the frogs will discover it in no time, bog plants around the edge look great, good luck.

Acanthus dilemma

Posted: 01/03/2012 at 19:08

  Both plants grow very large in a short time, we have grown both, to see the difference look at Google Images, it is the leaf that differs, it is a very attractive plant, but does need space!!


Posted: 01/03/2012 at 18:56

  In the spring we lift ours, cut them down, and replant deeper, was told this by Heuchera expert (gold Medalist winners) also you can trim them again later on in the year, I do agree they do respond well by taking cuttings, well some do!! Do watch out for the dreaded vine weevil, they love them.....

Talkback: Escallonia

Posted: 01/03/2012 at 18:49

We have just pruned our 10 years old pink  Escallonia, loads of dead branches again. and our new Escallonia Iveyi has lost lots of it's leaves and the rest are yellow?.....this is a seaside shrub, we live 3 mins from the sea, ia a fairly sheltered garden, what are we doing wrong?

Possible spawn in my pond

Posted: 23/02/2012 at 19:57

We live in the Portsmouth area and came across a couple of mating frogs in our tiny barrel pond,..... I do believe this to be early.

Talkback: Making mini ponds

Posted: 23/02/2012 at 19:34

Last year we sank a small half barrel in a small area of our garden planted it up with a water lily, oxygenating plants, and surrounded the whole thing with a bog garden and bog plants,  installed a pump and we had three frogs visit in the Summer. This week we came across a couple of mating frogs!!

Your gardenersworld.com wishlist

Posted: 15/01/2012 at 14:35

I am all for wildlife friendly gadens, but when you have a Badger breaking down your fences, digging up the lawn, my patience runs out, we are both pensioners and now open our garden for the NGS, any help with keeping out unwanted animals, cats, etc out would be helpful?

Talkback: Has spring sprung?

Posted: 13/01/2012 at 13:53

The birds think it is Spring, but I am not taking any risks, February can be a very treacherous month, had quite a frost last night, nothing too serious though.

Ivy or not?

Posted: 13/01/2012 at 13:49

Ivy once established grows very fast, and dense, so you would have a fair amount of weight on your hut....can it take it? we grow a lot of ivy,but, cut it down every year to keep it under control.


Posted: 13/01/2012 at 13:43

 I always pull them out of the ground, was told to dry mulch them over winterhave not done it as yet......last year, in spite of the worst winter ever, they survived.

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