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Unwanted pond!



  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,683

    if you want to kill frogs, tadpoles, the larvae of dragonflies, newts, and a wonderful haven for birds to drink, nest, bathe, and also for hedgehogs to visit, and you think a raised bed will be of more use to your children: that's your choice.

    Sometimes the right decision isn't always the easiest one. Your choice clearly. Make it wisely. 

  • I always refused to have a pond in my gardens until my children were around 11 yrs. old as a toddler can drown in an upturned dustbin lid of water and you cannot, with the best will in the world, watch small children every minute of every day.

    You could always simply fill the pond with soil and at a later date excavate it out again if it is a preformed liner, not sure how a plastic liner would fare.

  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,149
    When I rebuilt my pond the frogs hung around in damp places waiting for their home to reappear. If it doesn't reappear they will find a new location.......they're not stupid. They spend most of the year away from water anyway. Please don't relocate them to another pond as that can spread disease between amphibians. Stop worrying about the frogs and get on with building your raised bed. Its your garden and if you don't want a pond, that is your business.

    If you are really fretting about them, my neighbour finds that a large gravel tray full of water seems to attract frogs. Put in a shady spot with a couple of large stones to aid access and they will have a temporary home.
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