Posted: 23/04/2012 at 09:47
thank you for that - oh, I just love tadpoles.
Ok - the pond is in a sunny spot, so thats my problem. I need to plant more shade giving plants nearby (I've planted some already).
Water evaporation wouldn' t be a problem, as I live near Inverness and there is usually too much water if anything. I've certainly never had to top up the pond.
To keep the water clear I have oxygenating plants (and waterlilies) and barley straw bundles.
I'll take your advice and plant some more shrubs to shade the pond more - but would still like a wee trickle of a water feature. I do scoop out the green algae and duck weed when it gets too much, but I worry about taking out tadpoles/beasties etc. (I leave it at the side of the pond, but I don't think they all manage to get out of the green slime once on land).
So, what do I get for the waterfeature? BnQ don't sell solar powered ones and the local nurseries don't either.
K. / L.
- sorry - I had a name change -