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New dragonfly pond :)

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 18:08

Hi ecokid, we filled it up with tap water, left it to settle a week and then transferred plants and a few Daphnea etc into it. it established really quickly. 

I have some water mint arriving next week which I will pot up. I will have a look for the equisetum too. 

New dragonfly pond :)

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 15:19

Some more pics in the sunshine today 

New dragonfly pond :)

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 15:17

The frog and newt pond, now 3 years old and well established. Think the amphibians are taking shelter in wolf spider city today ( the undergrowth, logs and rocks next to it) 

New dragonfly pond :)

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 15:10

Thanks plant pauper, I can't wait to see if my pond attracts them. Already got bees and butterflies swooping over it today :) 

New dragonfly pond :)

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 15:09
Onopordum says:

Looks pretty good - what are the dimensions? One or two dead branches partly in the water might help to attract egg-laying Southern Hawkers - in the wild they tend to lay in rotten and/or moss-covered logs just above the water level. Don't be too zealous about removing blanketweed as damselflies especially will breed in that.

Do you have a photo of the frog pond?

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 Hi, it is 2m length by 1.5 m width. I have some wood in the pond now that is just below water level. Thanks for the tips about the duckweed :) 

New dragonfly pond :)

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 22:44

Thanks Rach :)

I kind of have a pond addiction. First was the frog pond, then a tub pond and now this larger one. I love watching it develop. the ground is full of tree roots so digging was impossible but I'm pleased with the progress of this one. Only a month old. 

New dragonfly pond :)

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 22:31

Hi, my father in law and husband have kindly created a raised nature pond. It is a liner with varying depths and designed to attract dragonflies etc. There are rocks for them to bask on and tall shrubs by one side, including a conifer. We have a ramp at one side for amphibians and the shallow edges at the top and bottom make it easy for frogs to get out too. Since the pic I've added a solar water feature which keeps it moving just a little. 

as for plants, I have put oxygenator plants, 2 miniature water lillies and a few flag iris in but I'm wondering if there's anything else I could do to attract dragonflies? The, water boatmen and water beetles have already moved in. Midges and mosquitoes circle it daily too. 

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.
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