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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?

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.

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