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Altering a Pond

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 00:12

Thankyou for your advice. I didnt know Newts ate frogspawn too. 

We were thinking of early Autumn so will probably go with that

Altering a Pond

Posted: 01/08/2015 at 00:02

We'd like to enlarge the ponds but they need to remain separate because the Goldfish would eat the frogspawn . This happened when we had just one pond many years ago and introduced fish...a whole generation of frogs was lost.

Thankyou for your help.

Altering a Pond

Posted: 31/07/2015 at 19:59

We have 2 small ponds situated next to each other with one being 9 or so inches higher and seperated by a low wall.

They are both stocked with water lillies and other aquatic plants and are very healthy.

The 'top' pond contains Frogs although they use the lower one too ofcourse. Any Frogspawn is moved to the top pond.

The 'lower' one has 11 Goldfish living in it.


The 'top' pond has a slow leak which can easily be cured by topping up but we would like to empty both and re-do the area.


Please can anyone tell us the best time to empty ponds given that Frogs, Fish, Newts etc are there all the time?

gardeners world theme tune

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 09:10

Amazing music...buying a CD ...thankyou David K

what's plants do you have in your greenhouse right now.

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 23:06

32 Lupins....determined to have a group of them!

12 Hollyhocks

15(?) Roses...6 from a last years Hip

Ideas please

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 00:10

Thankyou all very much for these ideas. I will look up some of the plants mentioned. Much appreciated.


Ideas please

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 09:23

Good morning Dovefromabove and thankyou for the suggestions.

Ideas please

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 09:13

Please can you suggest suitable plants to grow in a north facing garden ?

The garden gets some sunshine in the morning except for one border which is in permanent shade.

The other two borders are about 20/30 cms wide backed by a Privet hedge. I can't grow anything tall because of problems clipping the hedge which might damage plants. I'd like something with colour of possible.

The borders used to be lawn and the soil was quite poor.The permanent shade bed is slightly raised ie made between low walls of bricks.

Any ideas much appreciated....thankyou.


Posted: 07/08/2013 at 08:36

Thankyou for your help.

The Sambucas hasnt ever flowered or had berries. Its growing fast this year though.

The yellow 'whateveritis'  began flowering last week and will continue right to the end of Autumn.



Posted: 06/08/2013 at 16:18

Both are 6-8 feet tall and still growing



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Altering a Pond

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Ideas please

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Any idea what this is please?

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