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

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 11:22
Hope you have fun too. We have found quite a few larvae of some sort that have just gone in the garden pond.

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

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 10:37
Hi and thanks for your reply Dove. That's a very good point and it makes sense that I shouldn't find them in the pond that much.
Well I'm off now to go pond dipping with my youngest son. Who knows what we will find?

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

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 22:13
Ps: the natural pond is just behind the garden.

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

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 22:12
Cheers, I'm going to go down to the natural pond tomorrow for a bit of pond dipping.
The plants are doing great, just need the frogs to stick around.

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. 

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