Latest posts by JodeJay

Best tall plant to attract dragonflies?

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 16:48


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.

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!

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