Latest posts by Yviestevie

Creating a Wildlife Pond

Posted: 14/04/2017 at 22:02

TinyGardenGirl,  I'll take a photo of the messy bit tomorrow, it's to the right of the pond area behind a bench, planning to make sure there is enough cover for froggies etc to make their way to that area through the undergrowth.

Cloggie, you're right the soil here is wonderful.  The house used to belong to someone who grew prize winning Chrysanths and he made sure the soil was well fertilized.

I'm looking at liners at the moment. Hubby has found one with a 40 year guarantee that has a built in underlay.  Don't have any carpet available. 

The lawn has lots of curves already, I'm used to mowing and edging them, can't stand straight edges.

Creating a Wildlife Pond

Posted: 14/04/2017 at 20:50

Nut, I wont be doing it all on my own.  Hubby has promised to give me a hand.  I barrowed loads of top soil and spread it round the garden today.  I've checked and its good soil down to a depth of about 15" so shouldn't have much subsoil to get rid of.

Creating a Wildlife Pond

Posted: 14/04/2017 at 20:41

I've decided to build a pond in my garden.  I've had one before but it was basically a home for koi carp, although I have to say it did attract an awful lot of wildlife.  This time I'm creating it with wildlife in mind.

I have chosen a spot that is at the top of the garden  in an area that is quiet and close to a part of the garden that contains a log pile and is left slightly overgrown with ivy, hidden toad houses built of house bricks and lots of ground cover plants.

This is the progress for day one.  If I survive and can walk tomorrow I might do a bit more.


Moved quite a few plants, think the acer will look good next to pond

The size will be roughly 2.5 metres long by 1.5 metres wide

The deepest part will be approx 2ft deep

Started topics list problem

Posted: 14/04/2017 at 18:27

I raised this as an issue when the new forum was launched but it seems that nothing has been done.  A bit like go to first unread post.  I've given up now.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 14/04/2017 at 16:39

Afternoon all,   absolutely shattered, starting digging the pond today, got on quite well.  Will start a new thread with some piccies when I get the energy.  It's been cloudy and dull all day and we've had a couple of very light showers.  Not got any choccies for Easter.  I think I ate enough on holiday so I need to be good now.  Don't think weightwatchers tomorrow is going to be much fun.

What is this plant?

Posted: 13/04/2017 at 19:46

Snap Fairy, Trout lilly is the common name for Erythronium Sandy.

What is this plant?

Posted: 13/04/2017 at 19:45

Looks like trout lilly 'pagoda'


Posted: 13/04/2017 at 19:38

Not on Instagram but do use Pinterest.  Lots of interesting ideas, layouts and plans for gardens.  Really love browsing on there.  Might try the above link and see what Instagram is like.

Resurrected Eleven

Posted: 13/04/2017 at 19:21

Evening all, Got back from a few days in Cornwall this afternoon.  Lovely weather and the grandchildren had a great time building sandcastles and paddling.  Didn't visit any gardens however, as I'm the only one who loves gardening and I was outvoted. 

Relived to see that all my babies in the greenhouse (except 4 seedlings) were ok and growing well.  Watered all the pots as they were dry.  Hoping to start digging the pond tomorrow if the weather is ok.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 13/04/2017 at 17:01

Afternoon all, Back from sunny Cornwall to a grey West Midlands.  Have lost 4 seedlings in the greenhouse but apart from that all is well.  Mind you someone has broken the side mirror of hubby's car, he's not a happy bunny.

Lilly, great news about the family.  I bet you are so relieved. 

Hopefully, we'll start digging the pond tomorrow, mind you haven't checked the weather forecast yet.

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