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Pond weed

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 18:27

We had plenty of blanketweed for the last two years which I classed as a nuisance. This year we haven't had any, nor have we had any Damsel flies laying their eggs. I'm sure I've read that they like to lay the eggs on blanketweed. Suppose you can't have it all! We did get frogspawn though👍

Daily wildlife moments

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 20:37

Tortoiseshell on hebe. Not had many butterflies so far but there is a hedgehog visiting.

Daily wildlife moments

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 22:22

Just acquired an allotment on an 

Daily wildlife moments

Posted: 12/07/2016 at 20:30

New baby frog. One of many.

Plants for a small pond

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 20:53

Frogbit is taking over in my small pond this year as is the hornwort and Beccabunga. I could post you some Frogbit if you like and see how it travels? I hate putting pond stuff in compost bin.

Pond advice needed

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 20:23

Our first year for frogspawn and we had three lumps. The pond has been alive with tadpoles up until this week. I've seen a few with all four legs and assume they're all making  way into the surrounding vegetation. I'll have to watch where I walk now.

Wildlife pond

Posted: 07/06/2016 at 21:23

Sent that too soon. I don't have any idea about the root problem but maybe somebody else will. I don't think that wildlife are happy with moving water in ponds so maybe a waterfall isn't a good idea. As I said, I'm no expert. Water and cover will encourage the wildlife.

Wildlife pond

Posted: 07/06/2016 at 21:17

I'm no expert but did make a small pond 3 years ago. I read all I could and got myself thoroughly confused. We too have a rocky garden and could only dig the deepest part to about 18 inches. We couldn't form sloping edges so one side has a foot wide level shallows. I read that wildlife doesn't really need a great depth and all the plants I've introduced are thriving without ledges.  placed turf around the edges and poked the liner underneath. After all the initial worries a frog arrived within a week, followed by damselflies and dragonflies. Pondskaters, whirlygig beetles, boatmen, the list goes on. In the third Spring this year we have had frogspawn

Hedgehog poop

Posted: 07/06/2016 at 20:56

I'm still waiting for our hedgehog pooh! Our first sign last year wasn't until July. Can't wait

Is this the nymph of this beauty?

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 21:53

 Hope you can make out the first photo of a dragonfly nymph. Does anyone know if this  the adult version. I've googled dragonfly identification and think the adult is a broad bodied chaser. But there are too many types to be sure.

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Is this the nymph of this beauty?

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Not blanketweed, but what?

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What dragonfly larva is this?

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Fungi id please

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Swallows departing?

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What is this?

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Beetle ID please

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Plant ID

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