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The Wildlife Pond Part 2

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So, today’s jobs were to form turf seats, make a planting shelf on the edge of the pond (just visible in third picture), sow grass seed and line the pond with sand.

Quite without trying I made my pond look like a happy frog!

Used lots of chairs and tools to discourage dogs from tramping over the seed and sand….

Next job….liner and buy oxygenators. There is a pond garden nursery about 15 miles away, so I will hopefully get over there tomorrow.

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I'm so excited for you!! I just love all things pond!

8 Apr, 2015

 

Thanks Dan!

8 Apr, 2015

 

that happy frog pond looks great already. So pleased you got it dug out and ready to go. Next year if you have no resident frogs you will have to go pond dipping for frog spawn in March/April and pop it into the pond to hatch out for you. Loads has appeared in my pond this week. Exciting now waiting for it all to hatch out. Hope the waterhen doesn't eat it up.

8 Apr, 2015

 

Well, I am very impressed Karen. It is all moving at quite a pace.

8 Apr, 2015

 

Lovely. You'll be surprised at what arrives all by itself. We have baby fish in ours - eggs must have been on the pond plants, and today there were tadpoles, though I've never seen frogs in the garden until this week, only toads. Hope it gives you hours of pleasure.

8 Apr, 2015

 

Thanks everyone! I have several options for frogspawn. But I shall wait and let nature take its course. We had baby frogs on the garden last year, and I bet they will find it.

Mum, we had a beautiful male pheasant trying to get in to the garden this morning, and I've noticed more damage on the log edging......and I bet pheasants like fritillaries too. Remember one patch was completey eaten up last year? Doesn't account for the poo or the fox screams...but I wonder....I mean, a fox wouldn't eat Fritillaria. I think there may be more than one culprit!

We seem to have won the house sparrow wars...for now...and we are now getting Chaffinches visiting, and blackbirds singing! :))))

Thanks everyone. I am very excited about the pond!

8 Apr, 2015

 

Hi Karen, I hope you don't get any frogs that size in your pond, that's the stuff nightmares are made of, Derek.

8 Apr, 2015

 

Would be very noisy too Derek!!

8 Apr, 2015

 

I did laugh when I saw your comment Karen and shot back up to have another look and you are right, a very happy looking frog he is too.......
You are such an Eager Beaver, a girl after my own heart.

8 Apr, 2015

 

Yes, thanks Lincslass. You're right. Sometimes too eager. I've overdone it today and my feet are quite painful this evening. Just when they were starting to get much better too...typical me!

8 Apr, 2015

 

I thought it looked a fredo chocolate bar then I saw you frog comment too. It is going to be wonderful.

Do you want any yellow flag iris? I have some spare if you'd like some, just send me a pm.

8 Apr, 2015

 

I can see what you mean about the frog Karen ! What an unusual idea for the turf seats !

9 Apr, 2015

 

Thank you SBG! I don't think I'll plant the yellow flags. I might go for Siberian, but not sure yet. Haven't started thinking about plants yet other than the two shrubs which are bow planted at each end. I'd like to do a miniature forest between the two hills. Am thinking about how to achieve that! I have. A vision of a miniature 'mountains and loch' scene!

9 Apr, 2015

 

Thanks Rose! :)

9 Apr, 2015

 

Horsetails would look like a little conifer forest Karen, LOL.

9 Apr, 2015

 

Lol!

9 Apr, 2015

 

I love your 'Happy Frog' Karen. I can't wait to see what you decide to plant it up with. I'm sure, like the rest of your garden, it will be superb :))

10 Apr, 2015

 

Thanks Julia...the nursery at Perth has a good selection of water plants. I have my eye on a purple iris and a white and yellow celandine already. But we have to get lots of oxygenators first....I only have six, but we need about 26!

10 Apr, 2015

 

sorry only just got back to the computer, not seen replies until just now, I have been minding two sick girlies at Rossington. Both had sickness and diarrhoea but on the mend now so I shall not be needed this weekend. Gardening again for me. Will post pictures of the greenhouse too as it is up and glazed now thanks to Phil. He has done a good job!!

Could be your right about the pheasant, when we had peacocks roaming around the garden they ate off any flower which was blue, little horrors they were even if they were beautiful. Nice to see the wildlife wandering around though, just let the dog out she will chase them off. lol :O)

10 Apr, 2015

 

You don't mess around do you Karen!! looking good, and it does look like a giant frog lol

10 Apr, 2015

 

Ribit!

13 Apr, 2015

 

Oh Celandine! I can't find any anywhere and I'd so like some yellow for around my pond :(

14 Apr, 2015

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