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Thinking of a wildlife pond...

Discussion in 'Wildlife Chat' started by holly1, Apr 13, 2011.


  1. holly1

    holly1 PetForums VIP

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    Im thinking of starting a wildlife, frog paradise in my garden.Something with some nice floating plants.No fish though
    Has anyone done this? Any spare plants? Any tips?
    I have washing up bowls buried at the moment,but fancy something posher
    Ive dug out a hole,and plan on getting the liner and maybe plants tomorrow.
     
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    holly1 PetForums VIP

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    Ive bought a pre formed pond,I thought it would be easier:D
    Any ideas for plants in front of it?
    Some thing hardy,that will come back next year?
     
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    Need to pad it out,when its dropped down a bit,but you get the idea!
     
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    More of a revamp...
    Seeded the front,with grass seed,some rockery plants around the edges and the back,to hide the lining
    Plants in the pond now.Just need some rain to fill it.
    Got some pond snails and tadpoles off friends
     

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    Ahh we are doing a nature barrel at the mo as our dog will not stay out ponds ...spaniel for you. And having young neice and newphew calling round .We just like seeing the dragon and damsal flys around . Our last wild life pond we had lots of frogs etc and newts. We even gained two fish we didnt put in we think there must have been babies in some weed we had from a friend. Our fox likes to drink out of it also.
     
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    My dog nearly fell in it before,when I told him to get away from it:rolleyes::
     
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    780 views.....only 1 person commented.
    Is this a case of 'if your face fits'??? If Rona had written this,you would have been all over it.
     
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    You have been busy and its looking good.:D When we had a pond we had lilies and some iris's in there.I can't for the life of me remember what the other plants were called.But the dearest were the lilies.If you know anyone that has a pond they might help you out with a few plants if theirs are getting too big.:D
     
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    Great pond, wondeful thing you are doing for the wildlife :D

    No advice on the plants and things as I dont know anything about ponds, but great work.
     
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