Garden Design & Construction

Monthly Archives: October 2015

Koi Pond

This Koi Pond was constructed from a disused swimming pool, so after it was emptied the build began. It uses a liner with protective flece underneath, Topped off with hand picked carrstone rocks mortared into place. There is also a stream running into the pond that meanders underneath the bespoke hand crafted bridge. The surrounding Soft Landscaping was selected to provide shade and shelter to the fish in the Koi Pond while maintaining a pleasant look across the whole project.

Garden Jobs for September

The summer is leaving us behind, so here is a little list of top jobs for this month

  1. Divide herbaceous perennials
  2. Pick autumn raspberries
  3. Collect and sow seed from perennials and hardy annuals
  4. Dig up remaining potatoes before slug damage spoils them
  5. Net ponds before leaf fall gets underway
  6. Keep up with watering of new plants, using rain or grey water if possible
  7. Start to reduce the frequency of houseplant watering
  8. Clean out cold frames and greenhouses so that they are ready for use in the autumn
  9. Cover leafy vegetable crops with bird-proof netting
  10. Plant spring flowering bulbs

Garden jobs for November

A list of important jobs in the garden this month is as follows

  1. Clear up fallen leaves – especially from lawns, ponds and beds
  2. Raise containers onto pot feet to prevent waterlogging
  3. Plant tulip bulbs for a spring display next year
  4. Prune roses to prevent wind-rock
  5. Plant out winter bedding
  6. Cover brassicas with netting if pigeons are a problem
  7. Insulate outdoor containers from frost – bubblewrap or fleece works well
  8. Stop winter moth damage to fruit trees using grease bands around the trunks
  9. Put out bird food to encourage winter birds into the garden
  10. Use a seasonal bonfire – where this is allowed – to dispose of excess debris unfit for composting
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Home Farm,
Common Road Snettisham,
King's Lynn
Norfolk, PE31 7PD
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