Latest posts by Yviestevie

Moving Rodgersia

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 20:20

Mine's been in about two years but I'd like to move it next to the new pond.  I checked the internet and read a couple of reports that said they didn't like to be moved and that they took a few years to establish.  The one I have isn't in a great spot so I think I'll give it a go.  Thanks for responding.

Moving Rodgersia

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 17:15

Has anyone successfully moved a Rodgersia.  If so, do you have any tips or advice.

Resurrected Eleven

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 11:21

Morning all,

Sorry to hear your sad news Hazel.

Started rainy and grey here.   Popped out to water the greenhouse plants and take a look round the garden and boy it's cold. Hope it warms up later want to work on the pond again.

Hope everyone enjoys their bank holiday.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 16/04/2017 at 20:49

Lovely photos everyone,  here are a few taken over the last week or so.

Honesty Chedwin

Sarah Raven Brandy Snap Collection

Sarah Raven Florentine Collection

Wallflowers Winter Passion

Resurrected Eleven

Posted: 16/04/2017 at 20:14

Evening all,  I know I'm on a diet but it's Easter, so I was really pleased that Tesco Express was open (think it's because it's part petrol station).  I was tempted by a Toblerone which has disappeared somehow .  Also they were selling two packs of extra fruit hot cross buns for £2.00 so I decided it would be rude not to buy some.

Used to get chocolate eggs when I was small, nothing fancy but there were no restrictions other than we had to eat breakfast first.  No Easter egg hunts though.

Rained a bit today but I managed to mow lawns this morning and went to local aquatic shop and bought some plants for the pond. Also bought Loropethalum Daybreak flame (Chinese Witch Hazel) they were selling large plants for £4.95.  It's only hardy down to -5c so I'll have to give a bit of TLC over winter but it is really pretty.

Sorry to hear you are not well Runny, hope the mouth ulcers clear up soon.

Creating a Wildlife Pond

Posted: 16/04/2017 at 16:43

Thanks folks will avoid yellow flag and bullrush.  It was 2 plants not 3 that I couldn't remember they were Ladies Smock and Dwarf Spearwort

Creating a Wildlife Pond

Posted: 16/04/2017 at 15:18

Still Day 3

Popped to a local aquatic shope and purchased some plants which we can keep in the half barrel pond until main pond is up and running. Bought Water Lily 'Nymphea Firecrest' blurb says it is strongly scented with deep pink flowers.  Also bought a basket of british native wildlife plants that contains purple loostrife and 3 other which I can't remember at the moment.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 16/04/2017 at 11:35

Morning all, Happy Easter. Don't really celebrate it and haven't any choccies as I'm trying to be good after Cornwall. 

They have forecast rain later so I've been out and mowed and edged the lawns this morning, not feeling up to much else as aching from pond exploits.  Not got anything planned but still deciding whether to alter Firstborn's curtains or have a really, really lazy day.

Lovely cat photos can't have one myself as Secondborn has an allergy. 

Enjoy your day everyone.

Creating a Wildlife Pond

Posted: 16/04/2017 at 11:24

Still Day 3

One other thing I wanted to ask is what people feel about pumps, UV filters and moving water in a wildlife pond.

I want to put a water lilly in the pond and I know they don't like getting splashed.  Hubby is worried about maintenance and wants to put in an all in 1 pump. 

At the moment I am leaning towards letting him have his way and also putting in a water lilly.  Then if the leaves get damaged I'll have proved my point and will tell him to turn the fountain bit off. What do you all think?

Creating a Wildlife Pond

Posted: 16/04/2017 at 11:19

Day 3

Hogweed and GD that sounds like a good idea, Mght also grade the pebbles, large at the bottom and then getting smaller towards the top.  If I put smaller gravel in between that should keep the liner covered as and when the pond water drops.

Have been up and about for a while but wont be doing any hard graft today, for one thing I think I am broken .  Quite achey and tired after the last two days.  The other thing is can't do much more until the liner and underlay arrive.  We did quite a bit of reasearch and taking cost, durability and reviews into account we have gone for a flexiliner (LPDE) from Pondkeeper.co.uk  It has a 40 year guarantee and has good reviews vs butyl and PVC.  At the moment they are offering half price underlay and free next day delivery so it seems like a good deal.

We have also been out and purchased enough welsh slate to go around 3 sides of the pond.  We are looking at filling the gaps in with Moonstone aggregate as it picks up the grey, brown and while flecks in the slate.  Will need to buy pebbles that blend in with these. I've picked fish friendly rocks etc as even though we aren't planning to keep any I thought it would be safer for wildlife.

While I'm on does anyone have any good recommendations for plants both for in the the pond and in the garden area at the back of the pond?  Also any I should avoid.

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