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Best tall plant to attract dragonflies?

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 20:32
Cheers Gemma. I did get some funny looks walking home with it lol. Hubby is calling me Hagrid lol!

Best tall plant to attract dragonflies?

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 19:46
Beautiful photos DorsetUK. They are such magical creatures. Ive just found a frog in my pond. Seems the amphibians are back Also got hundreds of daphnea in. Are they a good sign of a healthy pond? I have lots including an assortment of tiny other critters. Even if I'm not lucky to attract a dragonfly, then at least there's plenty of other sights to keep me entertained

Best tall plant to attract dragonflies?

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 19:00
Wow! That's a very impressive pond. I'm not surprised it's so popular I have just dragged my husband on a walk to find a 5ft stick and we found one so have stuck it next to the pond to provide a perching place. Hopefully the one I saw yesterday will return and decide to give my little pond a chance. The pond is situated in the sun and it's a lovely sunbathing spot for me so who knows if they will approve.

Best tall plant to attract dragonflies?

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 16:48
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Thanks Gemma, I've been establishing a stick pile so hopefully I have provided some perching points now. The pond is also next to an apple tree ( I net it over in the autumn to stop the leaves). Do you have a picture of your pond and perches to give me an idea if I've done enough to attract them? Thx again, your advice is really helpful.

My new 'beach'

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 15:21
It's incredible how the wildlife know about ponds. I'm sure there must be a secret newspaper vacancy site for them somewhere lol. I guess the old saying ' build it and they will come' is very true Ive just spotted a frog hiding in mine but he's very camera shy!

Best tall plant to attract dragonflies?

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 15:16
Thanks guys for all the constructive advice. I have situated my pond in an overgrown area with plenty of sticks, although not 5 ft high lol. I have plenty of plants growing out from the sides too. I guess I just have to wait and see if they like the nature pond or not. I've never seen any dragonfly larvae in there so it would be nice to attract them.

My new 'beach'

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 12:42
That's a lovely pond Fishy. I'm sure it's teeming with life.

Best tall plant to attract dragonflies?

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 12:40
Hi guys, I've just rediscovered this lovely forum after a break away. My small pond is teeming with life now. It's 2 years old and it's really settled now. I had a dragonfly swooping about in the garden yesterday and I would love it to lay eggs in the pond. It's a Bermuda cove and I have a newt and some frogs already back for the spring. I'm just wondering what tall plant would be best? I have a reed growing at the side and there's a marsh marigold too. Thx

Small Wildlife pond

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 12:35
Hi Erica, I was just trawling the net for small ponds and this post came up. How is your pond now? Mine is teeming with all sorts of wildlife. Best thing I ever did was install this bernuda cove pond. The frogs absolutely love it.

Photos of your ponds please

Posted: 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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Help, are these plants ok for my small wildlife pond?

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