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Photos of your ponds please

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 15:20
Tadpoles will eat algae as will snails also the plants will start growing using up the nutrients that the algae needs to grow...algae always grows first in the spring until the oxygenating plants have a chance to get going. Make sure the froglets can easily leave your pond and find a dark damp spot eg lots of logs boulders or flower beds for them to find food and shelter. Your plants will come good eventually.

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Posted: 08/05/2014 at 13:27
Not sure but mine is roughly 3-4 ft in the middle, another level at about 1-2 feet then shelves round edges are about 10 inches. Trying to cater for lots of wildlife but I think warm shallows are best for damselfly nymphs with lots of vegetation. They live in the pond for about 2-3 years and emerge when warm enough. Fascinating stuff....good luck.

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Posted: 08/05/2014 at 12:55
Seeing all these braw photies makes me want to re-jig my pond to make it even better for wildlife lol....saying that I encountered another 2 emerging large red damselflies today....well chuffed.

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Posted: 08/05/2014 at 10:16
It sure is clear dovefromabove...defo going to get some of that extract.

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Posted: 08/05/2014 at 01:26
Might give the straw extract a go...just for the start of spring time, or is that fighting against what natures intending....thoughts please. I mean nobody likes the algae apart from the creatures that need it and the plants that stop it growing.

Wildlife Pond plants.

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 19:11
Good choices....I couldn't get my creeping jenny to grow....I put it in the pond about 2 inches below the water level...hopeless.

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Posted: 05/05/2014 at 17:10
I bought a machine which is supposed to send microwaves or something to the wayer killing algae...waste money. I run my waterfall which has a uv light on it...that makes a wee difference, but I believe the best method is lots and lots of oxygenating plants. No chemicals though...definitely not!!

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Posted: 05/05/2014 at 06:15
I hate when I have to go inside...miss so much things happening. Love the spider pics Lindsay!!

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Posted: 05/05/2014 at 06:03
Love the cobbles as well....I have old quarry stones round some of my pond, a log pile at the bog bit so they're nice and damp cobbles and grass for things to get in and out and a wee decking bit to stand and stare. I rescued the damselflies as there were so many spiders just waiting to pounce....saw them attacking a pair of maiting crane fly but they escaped .....just.

Wildlife Pond plants.

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 05:58
Yeah...sure it'll not be that. They are generally found along our rivers so unless you live next to a river it'll probs be something else.
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