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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,393

    that's really good. The dragonflies will come and lay their eggs in there next year.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,481

    If I remember correctly they need tall reed-like ones for the nymph to crawl up out of the water, where it will metamorphose into the adult dragonfly.  


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  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,836

    You will be amazed at how quickly things colonise your pond. We had a large water beetle arrive while we were watching the last few drops of rain fill ours.

  • Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,477

    I have the smallest pond imaginable and when I was clearing the sludge at the bottom a week or two ago found four boy frogs hibernating in the sludge.  I quickly put the water back and the rain has now topped it back up.  You will have endless fun Sara.  When I first started the pond I spent hours on my stomach staring into the water.  

  • Enjoy it!  I have a tiny one and newts came in from nowhere....and a grass snake if it comes to that.  Yellow iris's are good (although can get rampant) and something to shade the surface. 

  • Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,477




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  • I built a pond 8mx4m only six months ago and feel so lucky (i know things can go horribly wrong). afer filling and waiting for a month i put in many different water and bog plants plus two small bales of barly straw, water beetles and other insects showed up first followed by dragon flies and in september a frog and last week my wife spotted a newt.its the best thing we have done in the garden and gives us lots of pleasure

  • and in spring you will see whole families of birds bathing in it! I loved watching the newly fledged blackbirds and tits learning how to bathe earlier this year!

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