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Bulbs, bulbs and more bulbs!

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 09:47
I know what you mean about the competition. Hardly anything came up in the pots along the lawn last year but I have literally hundreds of bulbs now out of them and I don't know what they are! luckily I have somewhere I can plant them to see what comes up.

Bulbs, bulbs and more bulbs!

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 09:21
Thanks for the quick replies! I'm after different mixes in the pots. Maybe I should have given you more details of the size of the pots. Sorry! They are all roughly the same depth, about 12 inches. There are 4 pots along the lawn (36 x 18 inch surface area), 2 in front of the house (32 x 23), and one at the back of the house (36 x 36). I like the idea of swapping pots inside the nice pots but I think they're a bit big for that

Bulbs, bulbs and more bulbs!

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 08:33
Hello, I have 7 large stone pots that have been neglected for a couple of years so I'm emptying them out and thinking of having them as sort of mini bulb gardens. I'm hoping I'll end up with a splash of colour right through the year. Here's my list for planting, is it a bit ambitious? Snowdrops Tete a tete Crocus Tulips Bluebells Hyacinths Alliums Colchicums Nerines Thanks!

mystery pond weed

Posted: 12/02/2014 at 08:59
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mystery pond weed

Posted: 12/02/2014 at 08:59
Best I can do is a poor shot from the other day sorry as the weather isn't much good.
Thanks for the ispot suggestion landgirl. I'll head over there too.

mystery pond weed

Posted: 12/02/2014 at 08:39
Hello, sorry for the late reply and thanks for all of yours. To answer some of your questions:
The weed is currently growing in water from 18 inches to 4 foot. Its currently completely submerged and seems to be staying that way. Its growing with interconnecting roots which break off easily as individual plants. The water movement in the lake since Autumn has been low as the fountain is out for maintenance over winter. I'll try to get an in situ picture for you now. And apologies in advance as I'm doing all this on my phone! Thanks again.

mystery pond weed

Posted: 11/02/2014 at 13:57
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mystery pond weed

Posted: 11/02/2014 at 13:56
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mystery pond weed

Posted: 11/02/2014 at 13:53
Ok, this may sound a bit long winded so please bare with me. The pond/lake (37x55m approx) had been neglected for many years and as a result had a large build up of leaf litter and sediment. After a discussion with a specialist it was decided to treat the lake with hydrated lime over 12 weeks last spring. This cleared the water no end and the sediment breaking down was there for all to see with no ill effects on water quality or the fish. However there was obviously massive amount of nutrients now being released into the water. After a small algal bloom and an increase in aquatic invertebrates the weeds which had been laid dormant in the previously low oxygen, nutrient poor water began to emerge. Some reeds and grasses were no problem to manage, weeding by hand but there is one plant which seems to be slowly trying to take over and I am struggling to contain it. Where the water is shallow enough to wade I pulled it out by hand hoping that the growth would slow ready for a fresh assault on it in the spring, however it has kept growing over winter. My worry is that the lilies which have been potted in the lake ready for this year will be out competed and I will end up with nothing but a mass of weeds. I have struggled to identify it and any help in the management would be greatly appreciated. Hopefully the pictures below have worked.

collapsed laurel

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 12:44

Thanks for the advice 

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Bulbs, bulbs and more bulbs!

Lots of large pots to fill. 
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Last Post: 30/09/2014 at 12:36

mystery pond weed

any help gratefully received!  
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Last Post: 12/02/2014 at 08:59

collapsed laurel

laurel bush has collapsed, not sure how best to approach it 
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Last Post: 25/07/2013 at 12:44
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