Author Archive: admin

rss feed

Filling a pond with tap water?

Question by butkus: Filling a pond with tap water? I have pumped most of the water from my 15′ round, 2′ deep pond to clean debris from the bottom. Can I refill using a garden hose from the house tap or will the chlorine kill the fish and frogs? Is there a chemical I can […]

February 4, 2014 | 2 Comments More

Q&A: Can my neighbour put a pond in her council house garden?

Question by Jordan: Can my neighbour put a pond in her council house garden? She is planning on putting a 5ft x 4.5ft pond in her garden but not down the bottom of the garden just a few feet out her back door and close to our extension and as she has been digging it […]

January 31, 2014 | 3 Comments More

Q&A: what is your relationship with the land immediately surrounding you?

Question by patzky99: what is your relationship with the land immediately surrounding you? caretaker? landlord? your tiny plot serves you well. it’s within arm’s reach, gives the dog a place to go instead of inside, and that nice picket fence keeps the neighbor’s kids from stealing your newspaper. steward? cultivator? that rainwater garden you constructed […]

January 28, 2014 | 11 Comments More

Any suggestions for attracting toads to my garden?

Question by Emily: Any suggestions for attracting toads to my garden? I’ve gotten a few books on wildlife-friendly gardening and have implemented the suggestions with much success. However, the books hardly mention toads at all. I know I have at least one toad that roams around my garden, but I want to make a more […]

January 24, 2014 | 5 Comments More

Q&A: How would I make a frog pond,a turtle pond,and a fish pond that you would make in a yard that you have to buy?

Question by : How would I make a frog pond,a turtle pond,and a fish pond that you would make in a yard that you have to buy? I was wondering how you make a frog pond,a turtle pond or a fish pond because my family eventulally wants to have ponds in our yard when they […]

January 21, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Can i feed my loaches (zebra&clowns) snails I found in my garden?

Question by Twelve: Can i feed my loaches (zebra&clowns) snails I found in my garden? I read somewhere you could feed them live garden snails, they haven’t been in contact with any pesticides or chemicals. I have some slugs too. So I just want to know for sure before I put them in, can you […]

January 17, 2014 | 1 Comment More

we have these mud like hills with a big hole in it what are they?

Question by mustangming13: we have these mud like hills with a big hole in it what are they? i have never seen anything come out of them or go in them. i saw some in our garden, near our pond, and in the mulch, and in the grass…..what in the world is it….i am worried […]

January 14, 2014 | 3 Comments More

Q&A: How can i nurse my fish to prepare for pond ?

Question by Michael: How can i nurse my fish to prepare for pond ? I want to baby some of my.fish before I out them in my pond/koi garden/pool what fish can I get and keep them in a smaller tank and still have them grow pretty fast? What can I use to house them […]

January 10, 2014 | 0 Comments More

how to hook up sea horse pump to pond waterfall?

Question by biz_e_gurl: how to hook up sea horse pump to pond waterfall? We bought a house with a beautiful pond and water garden in back…. I know nothing about the up keep of a pond. After hours of research we finally figured out how to pump the pond out for cleaning. The previous owners […]

January 7, 2014 | 1 Comment More

Can somebody help me with a miniature japanese garden?

Question by Asker: Can somebody help me with a miniature japanese garden? I mean like one that can easily fit on a desk, and which includes a bridge, a temple, a cherry tree, a pond, grass, and rocks. I need to build all this myself. Can anyone give me a few pointers? Thanks. Best answer: […]

January 3, 2014 | 1 Comment More