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Old Tuesday 26th May 2009, 14:18
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As you know we had a new pond put in last month. I am very pleased to report that there are tadpoles in it. Loads of them! So many, in fact, that I fear we shall be over run by frogs! We have also had lots of damselflies visiting over the weekend.
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Old Tuesday 26th May 2009, 23:48
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You'll have a lot of frogs back next year, if they survive & they'll breed too. You have mosquito lava too, I can see them with the tadpoles.
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Old Wednesday 27th May 2009, 00:00
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get a couple of fish to eat the mosquito larva or you will rue the day.
I had hundreds of tadpoles in my pond last year and watched them develop.
Started to get legs and one day they were gone. All over the lawn and garden.
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Old Wednesday 27th May 2009, 02:52
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We have a toad in our garden! I saw on a PBS program (Cultivating Life) that you can make a toad house for your toad. It said that they will hang around for 4 to 7 years!!!! I would love to have a few more. They are so good for all the pests.
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Old Wednesday 27th May 2009, 08:12
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Oh Kits! That's wonderful! Takes me right back to my childhood! We used to have tadpoles at school. At least if you have frogs the slug population should suffer! I've only ever seen one frog here (next door have a tiny pond) it was a baby and was half way down our hall when I discovered it!
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Old Wednesday 27th May 2009, 13:30
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You have mosquito lava too
Aha! I did wonder what those blobs were!

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get a couple of fish to eat the mosquito larva or you will rue the day.
Trouble is, I really don't like fish in ponds. Tis a wild life pond.

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I've only ever seen one frog here (next door have a tiny pond) it was a baby and was half way down our hall when I discovered it!
Bet that gave you a surprise, Judi!
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We have decided at last to create a wildlife pond. It will be small but am looking forward to buying the plants and let nature take its course. Going by your pics, Kits, I'm in for an interesting ride!
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We have decided at last to create a wildlife pond. It will be small but am looking forward to buying the plants and let nature take its course. Going by your pics, Kits, I'm in for an interesting ride!
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get a couple of fish to eat the mosquito larva or you will rue the day.
I had hundreds of tadpoles in my pond last year and watched them develop.
Started to get legs and one day they were gone. All over the lawn and garden.
I am totally agreed with you and this is really very effective way.
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My pond is ice free now and the fish who have remained dormant since late October are now swimming about. A couple of frogs have also appreared.
Will take the netting off soon as I get most of the remaining leaves up. Don't know how but some got in so that will need to be taken care of.
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