Over in East Anglia we only got ours last week Jo, I know the timings do vary around the country, presumably depending on the weather.
Heres a map of the sightings (last updated 9th March) on the spawn survey. (Link here for anyone who wants to log their own
) As you can see it is much earlier the further southwest you are, so I wouldnt give up hope just yet. Have you had it before or is it your ponds first year?
We are in that strip of blue dots on the border between Cornwall and Devon.
Ours laid when I started this thread, 8th. February, fortunately only one freeze up on the pond but it didn’t last.
Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor.
Jo Boardman 127
Hey Jellyfire /Lyn
I remain hopeful. This was the pond I built last year......so pretty
but obviously the frogspawn I had before was at my previous house. I need to resign myself that I may never get any in this pond - which is a shame as it is a fabulous pond!
Had a look on the survey map map and there seem to be a few near me......so you never know! 😊
Kingswinford, West Midlands
Frogspawn has hatched. Lots of little tadpoles swimming about. Two weeks earlier than last year. Must be the sunshine.
Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
Isle of Wight
edited 7 April
I was given some frogspawn a little while ago,didn't look much and it promptly fell to the bottom of the wildlife pond and resisted all efforts to get it back up.
Today I went to look at the pond and there are lots of tadpoles!!
Really thought it would not be successful.
“Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
Interesting. We rescued a blob from a track-side puddle and popped it in the main pond where, like yours, it went down and stayed down. I wonder if ours too hatched out? There are lots of tadpoles, but then there were other blobs of spawn that were already anchored to the side of the pond.