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Wildlife pond

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 21:41
What a lovely looking pond and a very sweet frog. It's such a privilege sharing our gardens with these critters isn't it?

my small pond

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 21:40
That looks like a great little pond.

Bubbles on surface of pond?

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 21:38
Hi Nut,
Oh yes I didn't consider that. Thx

Bubbles on surface of pond?

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 21:34
Evening all, Excuse the daft q but I noticed small bubbles rising to the surface of my pond today and I've not seen this before. Do you think it could be underwater amphibians causing them? I've not seen any frogs but I do hear plopping noises when I approach so I assume that's them diving in. The frogs seem to be very quiet at the moment though. Think I've given them too many hiding places as I hardly see them whereas last year I had 5 frogs at this time. The pond is over a yr old now and I'm still to see any newts in it but I keep hoping that one will take a fancy to the pond.

Pond plants for sink wildlife pond

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 21:27
Hi Hartley
For my small pond I added a fringed water lily ( lovely yellow flower, looks very much like a lily but it's leaves are smaller) you site it at the bottom and it is best grown in a pot in a small area of water. Mine is only 30cm deep so I'm being careful not to have too much in there.
I also put in some star wort and water crow foot. ( needs thinning out from time to find but is manageable in a small pond) As far as I know these are native plants.
For the marginal plants, I put in a ragged robin and a sedge. I'm sure someone else will be along soon to give you more ideas

Mini pond

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 22:25
Good luck with your mini pond Alice. Ponds are so much fun and a vital habitat for so many creatures. My sons love peering in our small one and I get just as excited as they do lol.
MrsGarden, that's a terrific pond. You're making me want to make another one with an old spare dustbin lid. Think I might have a go tomorrow,

My pond is a year old now but we haven't had many amphibious visitors :(

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 22:20
Cheers everyone, I've made my garden as wildlife friendly as I can with upturned pots and logs etc strewn about by the pond. The grass is growing longer by the pond edge and is providing cover.
Guess I will just have to wait and see what turns up in the next few months.

My pond is a year old now but we haven't had many amphibious visitors :(

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 20:57
Is it normal for natural ponds to be quiet? We found larvae this morning in the river but nothing in the large pond nearby.

My pond is a year old now but we haven't had many amphibious visitors :(

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 20:54
Cheshire has GC newts but I've never seen any. I have tried to attract them but to no avail.

My pond is a year old now but we haven't had many amphibious visitors :(

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 20:51
Well pond dipping was a waste of time- didn't find a thing, not even a worm lol. I've never seen the natural pond so quiet. No frogs either and it's raining here today. Maybe it's a bit early yet.
I don't know anyone around here with a pond so there's noone I can ask about pond stuff other than you guys. Thanks for your help.

Discussions started by JodeJay

Spring wildlife gardening and pond updates :)

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Bubbles on surface of pond?

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My pond is a year old now but we haven't had many amphibious visitors :(

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How to plant this water lily? Nymphaea Aurora.

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If you were an amphibian, would you want to live here?

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

Wildlife pond novice here :) 
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Can anyone identify this tree?

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Can anyone identify this plant?

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New garden after house move

Encouraging wildlife.  
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