Category Archives: Ponds

This Month in the Garden – June 2019

At last my front and back lawns are looking like continuous areas of mown grass rather than a random mixture of grass and patches of bare earth.  In April I loosened the soil in all the bare patches, sowed lawn … Continue reading

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This Month in the Garden – March 2019

This is the time to come out of hibernation and to start being really active in the garden. There is a lot to be done and a good start now will pay off for the rest of the year. Where … Continue reading

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This Month in the Garden – February 2019

Here we are again at the start of another gardening year. As usual, we wonder what the year will hold for us and, in particular, what the weather will be like. Already, this year has been unusually dry and many … Continue reading

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This Month in the Garden – November 2018

After weeks of being passed by when most of the country was getting some rain we have, at last, had a significant amount of rain. The water butts have been filled up and my pond water level is where it … Continue reading

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This Month in the Garden – October 2018

Although much of the country has had useful amounts of rain,the drought continues in Bedford and we are likely to enter October with very dry conditions. Cooler weather and a little rain at the end of August and in September … Continue reading

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This Month In The Garden – July & August 2018

When misfortune strikes we often say that life isn’t fair. One of my dahlias must be feeling like this at the moment … Last year I ordered five new dahlia mini-plants and they arrived in April. I potted them up … Continue reading

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This Month in the Garden – April 2018

There is still snow on the grass as I write and a bitter northerly wind. This is not what we should expect near the end of March but we have the prospect of a return to normal temperatures quite soon … Continue reading

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This Month in the Garden – March 2018

March is the month to get going again in the garden; the time for real gardening; to be growing things again. This can mean both sowing and planting. If you are starting plants from seed many things will do best … Continue reading

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My Garden – 2017

There was a good turnout in January for our first meeting of the year. Members enjoy looking at fellow members’ gardens and hearing about their horticultural challenges and successes. Two near neighbours who both live in Biddenham village had volunteered … Continue reading

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Wildlife in the Pond

At our November meeting Linda Smith spoke on the subject of ‘Planting for Wildlife in your Garden Pond’. Linda runs Waterside Nursery in Leicestershire. For the last six years Linda has won a gold medal at the Chelsea Flower Show … Continue reading

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