Posted: 29/05/2013 at 11:11
I will take the camera down (I have a waterproof one) . I think I took a "before" picture of the bulrushes in their full glory a few weeks ago.
I waited till it didn't look like there was much wildlife in there. I think the frogspawn all froze and died this year. I have seen frogs though.
The only place I'm going to get pondwater is the pond I'm working on. Of the other two (to be turned into one big bog garden), one has dried up, and the other is a stinking mess of mud and snails. Thanks for mentioning that though, I could augment pond water with water out of the tub rather than hard tap water.
I'm going to have to scrape muck off the bottom when I'm done with the bulrushes. I think it's best to dump that on the grass right next to the pond to let things crawl out of it back into the water. Would that be the right thing to do? The grass is nothing to write home about.