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

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 21:51

Thanks for your reply. 

It is just a wildlife pond so I'm not going to be putting in any fish. There is a natural pond near by that I think might be attracting them more. 

Wildlife Pond

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 21:35

Hi, 

to kick start my small preformed pond I chucked a few sprigs of watercress in. I also took a jam jar of natural pond water which I think contained the water fleas because I noticed the water cleared very quickly after the water went in. 

I planted yellow flag and ragged robin round mine. You can get some lovely dwarf water Lillies too. At the moment I have water crowfoot in and the aquatic beasties are loving it.  

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

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 21:30
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Hi, my pond is a small preformed pond and has an abundance of aquatic creatures in it including lots of what can only be described as water wood lice Scurrying about on submerged rocks. 

However we only get passing frogs and have had none spawn even though there are shallows and cover for them. I thought we may have newts because my lily had folded leaves but have yet to see any. 

Hoping we get more creatures as the weather warms up. Has anyone got any tips on how we can attract newts and toads. I was really hoping we would have taddies in it this year  

There was one frog in it when I took this photo but the next day he had gone. 

How to plant this water lily? Nymphaea Aurora.

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 18:04

Thanks I seem to have aquired some larvae of some sort with it too. No idea what though! 

How to plant this water lily? Nymphaea Aurora.

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 17:40

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Hi, I've just received this nymphaea and the instructions say to plant the roots downwards. I'm struggling to see which way up it is as all I can see are small spindly green shoots. 

 

Help! I don't want to plant it the wrong wafy. 

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

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 21:42

Thanks guys, I've removed most of it tonight and just left one shoot. My submerged plants should be arriving soon  

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

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 21:42

Thanks guys. I'm impatient for the grass seed to grow round it now. 

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

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 19:15

Thanks Welshonion- Apologies for the size of the pics. I uploaded them on my ipad and they do seem very small. 

i put the watercress in to help clear the water before the starwort arrives this week. It's just free floating. Will the water be ok for wildlife if I remove the cress? It looks murky at the moment but I imagine that new ponds will have a cycle till they are just right?

A friend suggested to me today to put a bucket of canal water into the pond ( i live by a canal) in it to start things off but I'm really not sure about that idea. 

I will just play the waiting game I think. Good job work is so busy, it will be good to have a distraction! 

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

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 13:18

The pond is only a week old and I still have to put in the nymphaea lily as well as the starwort to balance it out.

First impressions though... Does it look ok for attracting amphibians and other critters to my garden? I got speaking to a neighbour today and he told me that there are no other ponds nearby and he's only ever seen a few frogs in yrs. it's left me a bit disheartened, however I will hope for the best that we attract something to the garden. 

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

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 08:47

Thanks SwissSue and Fairygirl.

By the way is it possible to grow watercress in a container? I fancy eating some but would rather it didn't come from the pond for obvious reasons! 

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