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Jemma & Puddle

Daily visitors in the Springtime. Have been coming about 5 - 6 years! They don't stay long, occasionally they might spend the day in & out of the pond, sitting on the grass, or coming to the back door & asking for some food!!! They have never made a nest here anywhere.



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Oh... lovely ...

24 Jun, 2012

 

This is a POND!

24 Jun, 2012

 

Yes Katerina - very small, but they love to get in and have their 'wash & brush up'!! :)
We get lots of frogs & we have some newts. Dragonflies visit as well & lay eggs around the edge where there is some mossy bits.
We used to have lots of fish, but the heron got most of them I think!
At one time we had about 30 plus, all bred from the original 5 we started with!

24 Jun, 2012

 

Heron and fish - that belongs to a real pond scenario :))

24 Jun, 2012

 

Our garden is not that big, but we had 2 heron come at the same time a couple of months ago (they looked huge landing on the lawn!!) - no fish for them any more though!!

24 Jun, 2012

 

The pond was a bit bigger when we first made it because we had a flexible liner & it sloped to the edges.
However after a few years it 'sprung a leak' so we had to get the liner out & then we decided to get a rigid pre-formed liner. Not as big now, but the wildlife still like it!

25 Jun, 2012

 

what a very beautiful sight!!! looks perfect, no wonder the ducks like to visit

25 Jun, 2012

 

Just right Shirl...I love Dragonflies, such beautiful colours too...

We changed recently to a rigid liner for our new Pond, not that big...but just right in our small garden...

25 Jun, 2012

 

crissue do you mind me asking why you changed to a rigid liner? im wondering about making a pond.

25 Jun, 2012

 

Stickitoffee via crissue - we changed to a rigid because we thought it would be less trouble to install, but although we'd had the pond with a flexible liner at first, (until it sprung a leak) we still had to dig out the hole a bit more to make it fit the rigid!! (one job always makes another doesn't it!!)
We also thought it might be a bit stronger. It's o.k. & the creatures still frequent it, but truly I prefer the flexible liner because you are not tied to a certain shape!
I liked our first pond better where we had a little pebble beach up to the lawn, & it all looked more natural.
We shan't be changing it again though!! This one will have to 'see us out'!!

25 Jun, 2012

 

Thank you! I had the flexible one in mind, mainly because I couldn't imagine digging out the hole exactly enough.

25 Jun, 2012

 

Good choice I reckon. Looks much more natural.

26 Jun, 2012

 

sometime i will be brave and start digging!!

26 Jun, 2012

 

Aw how lovely! :)

27 Jun, 2012

 

What a lovely little pond and its so clear.

28 Jun, 2012

 

Maybe it's part of their courting ritual . . . you know, like taking the missus to your favourite restaurant on your anniversary or a couple of days away at a romantic spot.
'Same time next year Darling?' ;-))

29 Jun, 2012

 

Lovely idea!! You could be right, because it seems that once they have eggs to look after (maybe) they come one at a time for a while. Then a bit later on they are both back!! ...... until they give up coming altogether until the following year!!

29 Jun, 2012



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