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Gardeners world pond

Posted: 11/03/2012 at 01:01

Something that I think more people would do with garden ponds is to arrange a feed to them from the rainwater gutters - and then an overfolow to a drain or soakaway. This makes for a much healthier pond - and very few people collect anything like the full ammount of rain that falls on their roofs each year.

I have 2 x 400 gallon rainwater tanks - One heavy downpour can fill them - but the overflow goes to my pond.

I'm sure that with Monty's resources he could arrange something like that for the GW pond

starting gladioli bulbs

Posted: 10/03/2012 at 13:24

In last night's episode of GW, Monty briefly referred to starting summer-flowering bulbs in pots now. I think he said to transplant around end of April. I wonder if anyone can expand on this? Would it be a good way to start gladioli bulbs, rather than keep them hanging around in trays for another 6 weeks? Am I correct in thinking that the idea is to gently transplant the started bulbs - or should I just plunge the pots? I guess I could re-run the episode on iPlayer - but the item was very brief and disn't have much detail. Would be an ideal approach for me this year as I am starting a mixed border with bought-in plants in April.

Any tips / advice appreciated

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