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The weather is warm, it’s March and I can’t find any frogs spawn in my pond. Has anyone Seen any about. Valerie 


  • LynLyn Posts: 21,407
    Ours spawned around 3rd Feb,  they’re hatched now and swimming around. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • @Lyn thank you, it looks as though I’m missing out this year. They are usually in the old stone trough by now. Keep fingers crossed. Valerie 
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,407
    I don’t think so Valerie,  lots of people are just reporting spawning,  ours always spawn very early sometimes in January,  we usually have to cover it with a huge board and tarpaulin sheet,  two years running I’ve scooped it out and kept it in the greenhouse,  this year we’ve only had a couple of ground frosts and once a thin skim of ice on the bird bath.
    Don’t give up yet.  Perhaps you’re in a cooler area than us. 
    Our winters come early, November, then late frost in March and April, sometimes into May.  The middle months are usually mild. 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • UffUff Posts: 3,199
    I think it depends where you live valerieroberts. None up here yet but it's colder here than down south. 
    SW SCOTLAND but born in Derbyshire
  • @Lyn, @Uff, unfortunately, with that thought in mind I’m on the south coast and we haven’t had what you call winter yet. But I’m ever optimistic and will not give up hope. Need cheering up so I’m going to have a squirt of vitamin D, see if that helps. Valerie 
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,407
    Valerie,  have they spawned in that pond before, they usually come back? 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Yes @Lyn, every year, always in the trough first, and then the pond. They give me great interest and something to care for. Every little life was precious until , wisely, I was told by a lady on this forum not to keep deigning this bonanza to all the creatures who look forward to it as a like saver . Valerie 
  • @Lyn, should have said life saver.
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,407
    The more frogs you have the better,  they eat your slugs,  so they say,  don’t think that’s true, I’ve got lots of frogs and toads and a lot more slugs,  someone’s not pulling their weight😀
    I think they’ll come back to your pond as they’ve been there before,  let’s hope so. 

    I wonder if anyone else on the South Coast has any yet. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • @Lyn, I’ll let you know if they arrive. Valerie 
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