Posted: 22/05/2014 at 23:45
I'm still rather disappointed that I have seen no sign of my frogs over the last few days after they were so very visible last weekend. I need advice about pond plants which must be a compromise between what I will enjoy looking at and what will make frogs happy. I am rather unhappy about the (indigenous) water marigold currently in situ since it tends to quickly overwhelm a tiny pond. I would much prefer a (foreign) Pygmy water lily and a grass or vertical plant of some sort. Are the frogs likely to be fussy about which plants I choose, so long as they have some shelter? Also how much vegetation do they need in the pond ....I have a feeling that the frogs are happier with less rather than more since this year with only 30% of the pond filled with plants (plus the duckweed)...my frogs have been more evident and abundant than last year when there were far more pond weeds.
Any advice about planting would be welcome...I have planted up the area around the pond with a variety of foliage plants which will give them some shade....but do frogs prefer the pond itself to be in sun or shade?
Thanks for your help so far.