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Re: Wildlife pond

Postby oldherbaceous » Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:05 pm

Same thing happened when I dug my pond, many years ago, Tigerburnie...where do these things appear from, so quickly!
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Re: Wildlife pond

Postby tigerburnie » Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:25 pm

Most of them can fly...…………….
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Re: Wildlife pond

Postby tigerburnie » Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:43 pm

Quite a bit more work done around the pond today, using the excess pond liner hanging over the edges, I have created some bog plant areas. If you imagine a letter M shape, I have made a trench and the folded in the liner still connected to the main pond, then back filled with soil for the boggy margin plants. This might need a few holes puncturing in it if it becomes too wet, but for now I have left it as is.
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Re: Wildlife pond

Postby Westi » Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:30 pm

That is going to look brilliant! Liking the bog edges!
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Re: Wildlife pond

Postby Stephen » Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:17 pm

That looks very good.
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Re: Wildlife pond

Postby tigerburnie » Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:36 pm

I intend to have some plants that will spill over the rocks to soften the edge and hide the liner, the water will still come up a few more inches as it's not up to the overflow level yet.
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Re: Wildlife pond

Postby tigerburnie » Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:29 pm

One of the pond plants has a flower on it, a Water Hawthorn, caught this bee having a rest on it today.
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Re: Wildlife pond

Postby Robertorton » Sun May 10, 2020 2:00 pm

Make sure you put plenty of cover in it, like lillies etc or you will end up with a hole full of ragweed. You will be surprised how quickly life moves in
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Re: Wildlife pond

Postby tigerburnie » Sun May 10, 2020 5:11 pm

We have several plants with floating leaves, just they are all small at the moment, out lily has almost got leaves to the surface, the water is still cold yet, it was snowing in Montrose this morning, so everything in the garden is slow getting going, hopefully the weather will warm up a bit. We can see insect larvae wiggling in the water and diving beetles and a couple of pond skaters have moved in already. More plants and seed are on order, hopefully they will arrive this week.
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