New wildlife pond - what should we expect to colonise it first?
All my oxygenating weed was just thrown in. Taken out of the pot it will spread much quicker. You will find all sorts of squirmy things in there, ‘you build it, they will come’ 🙂
Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor.
west central Scotland
The beetle is probably a diving beetle. Harmless. I love watching them
Oxygenators grow and spread quite quickly, so it's unlikely to die off. Do you know which one you have?
Mosquitos love warm wet conditions, so if you have shallow areas, that's likely the reason you have those. They'll get eaten by birds etc.
Can't think what the creamy things are. Are you sure they're moving?
It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....
Forest of Dean
They are definitely moving!!! Not sure which plant I have. I have lost the label.😀