Posted: 30/04/2014 at 15:44
They're gorgeous but they'd probably eat my tadpoles
Oh unfortunately they do. We used to decant the spawn into another pond but now there is so much plant life that there's whole areas that the fish don't / can't get too which seems to work.
I've read about using pond plant pots to protect tadpoles by sinking one into the pond and putting the spawn into that so the fish can't get at them. I'll bare it in mind should the frogs in our garden ever decide our pond is acceptable!
Hoping to finish the pond this coming month - just the timber frame to build around it ready for BBQ season! Although I'm considering some more plants to fill in the spaces even if they're only there til the existing ones are more mature.
You can never have enough plants, right?