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If you were an amphibian, would you want to live here?

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 14:58

Yes, you will attract wildlife.  Frogs and toads travel long distances.  Dragonflies and newts too.  Just leave the pond be and things will come. The birds will bring things in on their feet, too.

But if you leave that watercress in there you'll never see them through the foliage, and one of the joys of a pond is watching what's going on in the water.

Raised beds depth

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 14:52

With something so shallow and relatively small it will dry out very quickly.  This can be a problem.

Never believe everything you see in a magazine.  The raised bed you mention will be fine for salad crops.

Help, are these plants ok for my small wildlife pond?

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 14:45

If I were you I would take the watercress out as soon as you can before it takes root and overwhelmes the pond completely.

If you leave it and then decide to remove it you will have great difficulty in getting rid of it all as every bit of stem left behind will grow into a new plant.

Onions getting seed heads on

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 13:03

Yes, remove the flower heads and make sure you use those onions first when you harvest them, as they will not keep.

Advice on cress

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 19:43


Dead Leylandi

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 16:00

If it has been cut into brown stems, no it will not recover.  Give it the Heave Ho if you can.

Leggy mint - help!

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 13:52

Turn the plant upside down in your hand and remove the pot and I think you will find it needs a bigger pot as well as feeding and better light.

robinson greenhouse for sale

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 13:49

Advertise in the local paper.  Don't expect to get as much as you think they're worth.

Get the new owners to dismantle or you will have to pay for the inevitable broken glass.

Finding it hard to conceive of getting rid of two in situ greenhouses.  I think you will be flattened in the rush.


Posted: 05/05/2013 at 13:44

They do flower again, in time.  While you wait, keep buying new ones, cheaply if possible.  And yes, those are new roots.

best kind of bird feeder?

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 23:13

Blue tits need a feeder at this time of year, filled with crushed peanuts, otherwise they may take whole nuts back to their nestlings, which will kill them.

Robins and blackbirds prefer to feed off the ground. Mealworms for robins.  Raisins, apples for blackbirds.  Wrens mainly eat insects.

If the food is getting wet you might like to look at the feeders from CJWildfoods. 

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