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Pottie Pam

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Worst Winter ....... .?

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 14:43

Don't mind having a  cold winter if we had a summer like this year. Earlier on this year the weathermen said the sea temperature off Cornwall was lower than it should be for the time of year and that meant we would have a poor summer. They were wrong again.


Posted: 11/10/2013 at 17:43



Posted: 11/10/2013 at 17:42

My gran had a plaque in her garden saying, ' Closer to God's heart in a garden' 


Posted: 11/10/2013 at 10:24

Hope I don't get told off for putting a photo of my cobaea on this thread.


Posted: 11/10/2013 at 09:26

Good morning all.

Found you all. 'You can run but you can't hide'.

Quite cold and windy today. The first cobeae bud has opened, lots more so I hope it's not too late now.


Posted: 05/10/2013 at 12:31

My son having  a swim in  the pond when it was being constructed.


Posted: 05/10/2013 at 12:18


Posted: 05/10/2013 at 12:11

thanks for all the comments about my pond. It is definately a gas that's inside the lining that's coming up. I've got an old pair of waders and sometimes go in the pond and trample the liner down ( when no-ones watching) and big bubbles of gas come up. I think we may have constructed the pond wrongly.

We did it as cheaply as possible and bought a roll of polythene that farmers wrap those big bales in. We put a layer of that in first then did lots of runs to the recycling dump and got loads of old carpets,then another layer of liner on top.  that's probably where we've gone wrong trapping the carpets in between the liner.

This winter I intend to put lots of soil in the bottom and hopefully that will help.

MOB rants

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 17:39

Well done, Max. Your health is more important than any job. Hope everything works out well for you and has been said before on these forums, gardening is the best therapy.


Posted: 04/10/2013 at 17:31

I've got a pond, Dove. Your right! Mammy hen would worry if they went on here.

I don't know if you can make out from the photo but the liner keeps coming up to the surface. It has old carpets underneath then a plastic liner. We keep bursting the liner and a gas of some sort bubbles out. I don't know if the gas is from the old carpets rotting down. Does anyone else have this problem? the pond has been there for about 10 years.

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