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Possible spawn in my pond

Posted: 24/02/2012 at 09:25
My garden diary says my pond had first frog spawn on the 26th feb last year! May not survive but it shows they think it's warm enough.

Bees, Butterflies and Blooms

Posted: 24/02/2012 at 09:16
(sorry, registering meant my reply was lost!) I also loved this programme but was disappointed that even the RHS' own plant selector on their website doesn't allow a search by wildlife friendliness. Shouldn't be difficult to add to their plant database so that you could search in the same way as you select full sun / shade, clay/loam, etc However all these bugs need other types of plants too, for example the evergreen hedge on the boundary with my neighbours is teeming with moths, because it is a good sleeping place. Also, moths and butterflies can be very specific about larval food plants, such as the holly blue (holly, unsurprisingly!) and a fantastic white fluffy moth which I've forgotten the name of, but I think only feeds on bindweed. So, 'perfect for pollinators' needs to encompass the other stages of the life cycle too. And be a search term on gardening websites.
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