Posted: 08/07/2013 at 20:30
Hi, this will be the first of many posts on this forum I think (just bought a new house with a garden full of stuff I don't know!). Expect lots of "what's this?" photos
But first things first, garden has a pond, about 60cm wide by 2m long (goes round the corner of the house in a curve). It was very congested so I pulled out some green gunk just to give a bit of breathing room. I also cut back the grassy stuff (pendulous sedge???) which was overrunning the whole area. And now with a bit of sun the water lilies have started to flower Some of them are planted in container below the surface, but some of them are in a container (normal garden container, not a basket) which is not fully submerged. About an inch of the container and soil within are above the pond waterline. So my first question is, should I try to get them deeper to submerge the top of the container, or leave them as they are (which has recently been revealed to the sun with my cutting back of the grass)
n.b.I think there's a lot of sludge at the bottom of the pond, don't think the previous owners looked after it much, so not sure how deep it is to the actual bottom, and not sure whether to disturb sludge and find the bottom....
Happy times ahead