NEW TO PONDS - NEW TO BLOGS!! CAN U HELP PLEASE?
WALES, United Kingdom
Well, we moved in to house in September and already, after a lengthy weather delay, have the greenhouse up and raised veg patch in place.
2 days ago, we stumbled upon a small frog/toad at the bottom of our garden by the compost bin and now we have changed from wanting a Japanese themed area behind the greenhouse to wanting a small pond to encourage more wildlife into the garden. We have the bird feeders, butterfly house & spider shelter in place so now we want the pond!
I've bought a smaller 4 x 2' moulded pond today which I intend putting in place in a couple of weeks when I am off work. The area is between the greenhouse & garage and is fairly sheltered and quite boggy. I was wondering what ideas and advice you kind people can give regarding the following:
What plants, if any, should we put in the pond and how many?
What plants are good for around the pond bearing in mind the sheltered, boggy aspect?
We have no intention of keeping fish in it but is there anything else we can do to attract any other types of wildlife to it?
Your advice is very much appreciated.
On plant Odd Billie
- 24 Jul, 2009