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  Topic: Pond Planting
djh

Replies: 48
Views: 41267

PostForum: Water features in Ireland, including all aspects of water gardening.   Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 12:14 pm   Subject: Pond Planting
Dont plant Elodia crispa. its on the invasive list have a lok at what not to plant.
http://invasivespeciesireland.com/what-can-i-do/be-plant-wise/know-what-you-grow/


On a side issue I wonder if ...
  Topic: Fish
djh

Replies: 9
Views: 9885

PostForum: Water features in Ireland, including all aspects of water gardening.   Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:18 am   Subject: Fish
Koi don't eat water lilies but they dig around the roots if they are planted in baskets in a pond with liner. I can't see this being a problem in a natural pond.

I don't see the heron prob ...
  Topic: Fish
djh

Replies: 9
Views: 9885

PostForum: Water features in Ireland, including all aspects of water gardening.   Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:36 am   Subject: Fish
You may not have made up your mind about this yet.

The best combination for a large natural pond is goldfish with a a few koi.
The koi make the goldfish tame and they come to the surface when ...
  Topic: Apple trees
djh

Replies: 6
Views: 4611

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 2:31 pm   Subject: Apple trees
How tall are the leylandii and are they on the south side? At 21st March the sun is only at 37 degrees at midday and apple trees need full sun for most of the day.
  Topic: Apple trees
djh

Replies: 6
Views: 4611

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 11:47 am   Subject: Apple trees
Are the trees in a shaded position?
  Topic: ridging spade or loy
djh

Replies: 21
Views: 51610

PostForum: Irelands Garden tools / equipment. (mowers, glasshouses & polytunnels etc).   Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:57 pm   Subject: ridging spade or loy
The loy doesn't seem all that easy to use. This was a competition at Ballyboy Co Offaly in 2007.

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  Topic: How to stop Starlings eating nuts from bird feeder
djh

Replies: 8
Views: 16765

PostForum: Irish garden birds, bird watching, hens, ducks, geese etc.   Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:12 pm   Subject: How to stop Starlings eating nuts from bird feeder
Lots of starlings around Lough Derg

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  Topic: diy skippy filter
djh

Replies: 38
Views: 75833

PostForum: Water features in Ireland, including all aspects of water gardening.   Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:21 am   Subject: Re: diy
hi djh .how is your diy skippy filter working,starting to build my one tomorrow when the local hardware shop opens Very Happy ponddigger Very Happy

It is too early to tell how well the filter is working. It wasn ...
  Topic: diy skippy filter
djh

Replies: 38
Views: 75833

PostForum: Water features in Ireland, including all aspects of water gardening.   Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:28 pm   Subject: diy skippy filter
The youtube filter has the aerator outlet on top instead of underneath the filter pads. The purpose of the aerator is to help the biological process in the filter as well as to aerate the water ...
  Topic: Frozen pond
djh

Replies: 7
Views: 8091

PostForum: Water features in Ireland, including all aspects of water gardening.   Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:44 pm   Subject: Frozen pond
It is probably better to use a small oxygenator pump to keep an area clear of ice.
  Topic: Open drain? or French drain?
djh

Replies: 7
Views: 9868

PostForum: Garden planning, prep and landscape design in Ireland   Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:11 am   Subject: Open drain? or French drain?
Perhaps the area was used to absorb roof water from the houses. If that is the case there would be soak pits somewhere along the boundary.

It would be better to link up the wet spots with a ...
  Topic: Pond in School in Churchtown / Nutgrove
djh

Replies: 15
Views: 21657

PostForum: Water features in Ireland, including all aspects of water gardening.   Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:09 pm   Subject: Pond in School in Churchtown / Nutgrove
It doesn't look as if the fountain has worked for some time. Water lilies won't grow close to a working fountain. However there seems to be quite a lot of vegetation and that should be enough to ...
  Topic: Pond in School in Churchtown / Nutgrove
djh

Replies: 15
Views: 21657

PostForum: Water features in Ireland, including all aspects of water gardening.   Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:22 am   Subject: Pond in School in Churchtown / Nutgrove
A pond needs two things, an oxygen supply and removal of nitrates caused by fish waste. If the pond is big and a small number of fish there is enough oxygen absorbed at the water surface ...
  Topic: Pond in School in Churchtown / Nutgrove
djh

Replies: 15
Views: 21657

PostForum: Water features in Ireland, including all aspects of water gardening.   Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:22 pm   Subject: Pond in School in Churchtown / Nutgrove
A water test kit would be a good start. If there are high levels of ammonia it would explain why the fish died. If not it is going to be harder to sort out.
  Topic: Prepare new organic veg plot from agricultural field
djh

Replies: 23
Views: 25544

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:24 pm   Subject: Prepare new organic veg plot from agricultural field
There is a lot to be said for raised beds. You can leave the area for pathes as grass so you only need to deal with the actual beds. You would need a source of topspoil. I also added some p ...
 
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