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08/05/2014 at 10:16
It sure is clear dovefromabove...defo going to get some of that extract.
08/05/2014 at 10:28

I keep meaning to put some photographs up of my pond and every time I go outside  I get distracted and end up forgetting. So until I eventually remember here's a few shots of the plants I have on my phone!

 (Not plants - but our attempt to create a wildlife friendly access point until the pond is finished and we can get a bit more permanent.


08/05/2014 at 10:52

And some of the inhabitants...


08/05/2014 at 10:59

Love those primulas Clarington 


08/05/2014 at 11:15
Victoria Sponge wrote (see)

Love those primulas Clarington 


Thank you Victoria. I spotted them on Monday when I went to get some more surface covering plants and came away with much more than just the Stratiotes aloides (water soldier) I had intended as they were just too pretty to leave there!

08/05/2014 at 12:55
Seeing all these braw photies makes me want to re-jig my pond to make it even better for wildlife lol....saying that I encountered another 2 emerging large red damselflies today....well chuffed.
08/05/2014 at 13:14

Hi Wilbur, 

How deep does a pond have to be for that kind of insect?

Do they overwinter as larvae?


08/05/2014 at 13:27
Not sure but mine is roughly 3-4 ft in the middle, another level at about 1-2 feet then shelves round edges are about 10 inches. Trying to cater for lots of wildlife but I think warm shallows are best for damselfly nymphs with lots of vegetation. They live in the pond for about 2-3 years and emerge when warm enough. Fascinating stuff....good luck.
08/05/2014 at 13:42

That's interesting, thank you 

08/05/2014 at 15:15

I'll post a pic of my pond once OT and BIL finish building my greenhouse (they keep getting bits the wrong way round) - meantime I have a raised 1m sq pond was green and murky ubtil 2 days ago when it suddenly became crystal clear?? Do I have a pond cleanig genie working secretly or is there another explanation?

I also have loads of tadpoles - they seem to be feeding on the green algae on the pond liner but I gave them some minced lettuce as previoussly advised.  What do I have to do next to ensure they survive into frogs?


Sooo  excited cos the pond was only built last autumn.  Not many plants yet but they are growing really slowly - any advice?

08/05/2014 at 15:20
Tadpoles will eat algae as will snails also the plants will start growing using up the nutrients that the algae needs to grow...algae always grows first in the spring until the oxygenating plants have a chance to get going. Make sure the froglets can easily leave your pond and find a dark damp spot eg lots of logs boulders or flower beds for them to find food and shelter. Your plants will come good eventually.
08/05/2014 at 15:36

Thanks Wilbur - was afraid I'd done something wrong.  Now a bit more relaxed!  Will now go and supervise the building effort , giving the boys the benefit of my advice.

08/05/2014 at 15:49

Lovely healthy looking frogs Clarington but your duck looks ill and needs the duck doctor.

08/05/2014 at 15:59

The duck does look a little drunk doesn't it Forester. Trouble is I've two ducks in the pond and they both swim around like that! I think I need to fix little weights to their rumps to balance them out!

08/05/2014 at 16:16

Oh yes, I've just seen your other one by the mint Clarington.  Any tadpoles yet?  I have frogs in my pond but no babies

14/05/2014 at 22:49
Sorry I'm a bit late to the thread, but I was just wondering how I link photos to my reply? Thx
14/05/2014 at 22:58

JodeJay, click on the icon of the tree that is second in from the right on the toolbar above where you're typing. That will open up a box and will guide you to choose a picture from your computer or an eternal link. Press "select" and it will open up to whichever source you've chosen. Choose your image and then click "upload" and it will be added to your post.

Hope that makes sense and is of some help!

15/05/2014 at 05:30

 This is our pond



15/05/2014 at 06:55

That's beautifully done LLouise 

I bet you spend loads of time sitting there watching the world go by - or I hope you do! It's the best way of whiling away a pleasant hour or two isn't it? Great structural planting and contrasts.

15/05/2014 at 17:48
Thanks Lyndsey4 for that help. I usually type on my phone so think that's why I'm having trouble.
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