Posted: 30/08/2013 at 22:05
Daintiness, I hope when mine's established it looks like yours. I like the overgrown look. This week, I have seen a few different wrigglers which appear to be damsel fly larvae, although I am no expert. There were two mating on my hollyhock today but just too quick to get a pic. I can't believe just how quickly the pond has been colonised by so many insects. There was a single frog yesterday but he must have been passing through as he certainly wasn't born here.
I have noticed that some of my pond weed (elodea crispa?) has started to look slightly 'beige'. I pulled some out and it appears to be covered in limescale (similar to the bits in a kettle) which easily crumbles off. Any ideas. Pond's clear as a whistle. I am going to remove the elodea though when a supply of native weed arrives.
There was a single, small frog the other day which must have have just been passing through.