My ponds today.

madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 1,570
My raised fish pond was completely cleaned out in the spring (as I do every year).
Plants repotted etc.Takes a few weeks to stabilise but today it looks lovely.I am growing Veronica beccabunga (Brooklime) this year and I love the way it is spreading over the pond surface from a relatively small pot.The fish love it.I bought a 2"Golden Tench this year which has grown into a large 6" Golden Orfe!!
The water is really clear,no blanket weed (thanks to Cloverleaf Blanket Answer).
The last photo is the wildlife pond (actually 2 tubs together).

“Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings

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  • BobFlannigonBobFlannigon Posts: 614
    That's a fine pond!
  • what is veronica beccabunge or brooklime
  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 1,570
    what is veronica beccabunge or brooklime
    It is a British native plant that grows at pond margins etc.Has little blue flowers.
    I have never grown it before and like it because it spreads out over the pond surface but you can cut it back if it spreads too much.

    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • Its lovely, do frogs and wildlife in general come to raised ponds like that? If so I might sort one for my garden .
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 25,330
    Looking great @madpenguin :)
    They do @TinyGardenGIrl. You can always add a little ramp of logs/rocks/branches etc, just to make sure there's easy access  :)
    A pile of rocks/logs just inside the pond also makes a shallower area for birds to bathe, and insetcs to drink.
    Although my pond has a beached access for wildlife, I love watching wasps drink from tiny little gaps among stones. They're very regular visitors. Any little pockets of water can be utilised by birds and insects  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 1,570
    Its lovely, do frogs and wildlife in general come to raised ponds like that? If so I might sort one for my garden .
    I have not had any frogs or toads yet in the raised pond but I have grown ivy up the back so hopefully they will use this as a ladder.My Mum has a water butt with ivy growing up it and there are regularly frogs in the top.
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
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