Latest posts by JodeJay

Photos of your ponds please

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 22:49
Sorry I'm a bit late to the thread, but I was just wondering how I link photos to my reply? Thx

Bubbles on surface of pond?

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 22:38
Thanks Bruce. I do have a lot of plants in mine so I'm thinking it's them causing the bubbles too.

Spring wildlife gardening and pond updates :)

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 22:33
Hey guys,
Sorry for late reply, been a manic week with work and interviews.
Im enjoying reading reading all of our updates. I have newt and now slow worm envy! Lol
I noticed today that my pond is overrun with duckweed again but the barley straw seems to be stopping the blanket weed which is good.
Good news on the wasp nest front- the rain seems to have put a stop to their underground building. Fingers crossed they don't return! It is very damp now by the pond so maybe they don't like getting their feet wet!

Spring wildlife gardening and pond updates :)

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 17:15
I didn't get any tadpoles this year but I'm hoping that changes next spring. Would love tadpoles

Spring wildlife gardening and pond updates :)

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 22:45
Hi, just wondered how we were all getting on? My little pond is full of all sorts of little wriggly larvae. The grass has grown very long around the liner and I think the frogs are using this to their advantage as I hear them but don't see them.

The dandelions have gone to seed now and today I noticed that the water crowfoot is starting to flower and my dwarf lily has grown a leaf to the surface.

It's beautiful just watching the season unfold. Tonight I noticed a white buff tailed bumble bee struggling. Poor thing couldn't fly in the rain and must have been feeling pretty chilly so I popped him on a piece of card and put a water and sugar solution in a tiny lid for him to drink from and then he huddled down under a plant pot that I filled with dry moss for him. I've now put him under the hedge for shelter in the pot- lovely little creature.

Bubbles on surface of pond?

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 22:43
Aww, I will have a look under my pots tomorrow night

Bubbles on surface of pond?

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 22:20
Jack, I really hope we both have newts turn up soon. I've been out every night with a torch but nothing yet.

wasp nest

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 00:44
We have the beginnings of one under the pond liner. I never considered that when we put the preformed pond in. I'm really wary of standing near my pond now. A shame because the entrance is so close to the water. Don't want to hurt anything or damage my pond so I guess we will just have to live with it. I'm disappointed because I love spending hours just watching my pond. Think binoculars are my best option now!

Bubbles on surface of pond?

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 19:08
Thanks guys,
I'm going to go out tonight when it's a bit darker and have a look. I would so love my little pond to attract a newt

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?

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