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.Plant the second basket with the acorus in the same way. Place the bricks in the container, then fill it with water and slowly lower the baskets into the pond.Surround the pond with pots for an eye-catching display. Check regularly for leaves and other bits
as possible, and applied mulches. I provided them with temporary shade using some leftover pea sticks.In addition to early-evening watering I also did a fair amount of emergency midday watering, too. When my gorgeous potted osteospermum started to wilt, I
We have newtpoles. Or rather we have newtlets, since they have already lost their external gills and grown legs. The first was just hanging from the water surface, but disappeared down into the gloom with vigorous wiggling of its tail. Since
of watering plants. To start with, try and rationalise the number of plants growing in pots and baskets, and if you do always use the largest pots you can. Small pots hold less compost, and less moisture, so bigger is always better. Terracotta pots can
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At certain times of the year, as I look out over my back garden, I see a huge heron perched on the chimney stacks of the next street. It's an infrequent, but fairly regular visitor and I often wonder what is attracting it. Our garden pond, up and running now that I've replaced th...
The gentle babble of flowing water from this urn water feature helps to create a calm and soothing mood in the garden. A water feature like this is really simple to assemble and is also a safe choice if you have young children
This traditional water feature made out of bamboo will conjure up the spirit of a tranquil Eastern garden. You can buy a bamboo water hammer kit from garden centres or water garden specialists. You'll often find them called by their Japanese name
that wildlife would find it soon enough. And they have.Peering into the now clear water, after the initial algal bloom and water-flea dance auditions, I can see some squat mud-coloured gargoyles resting menacingly just below the water line. They are dragonfly
, but the water was frantically bubbling with life. Several water skaters were skating in the bright sunlight, and not one, but five newts, were cavorting in the pondweed. There was at least one male, with his high raggedy tail crest, and he seemed to be doing