Sunday, 10 August 2014


I'm terrible at this blogging malarky.

The taddies have all grown up & left home. The pond was infested with duckweed, but I couldn't remove it while they where there as I scooped up as many of them as I did duckweed.

I had a clean up 2 weeks ago & afterwards saw a baby newt about 1.5cm still with gills. After an hour or so lying on my belly & looking into the pond I saw 2 adults on the bottom too - so really doing something right.

Young Newt with gills in pond

The Albino White Cloud Mountain Minnow is still there, as is it's normal coloured colleage. I'm tempted to get some more as they don't seem to affect the wildlife and will be useful for keeping mozzies down now all the taddies have gone......

Thursday, 13 March 2014


Even more spawn has been laid. We've counted at least 11 frogs in there. It'll be choc a block with tadpoles when they all hatch.

Saturday, 8 March 2014


I'll take this as a sign I've done things right - my first ever batch of home grown frogspawn is in the pond!!

I'm hoping it's just the starter & that the pond will be full of taddies in the near future!!

Friday, 7 March 2014

Time Flies


I didn't realise it had been so long since I'd posted!

I shall give a potted summary of 2013.....

No spawn in the pond, but a couple of small frogs turned up around April, as did "King Frog" who sat there croaking all spring to no avail!

Over the course of the summer a lot of last years frogs were seen & heard hopping around in the garden and sometimes seen in the pond. A few toads were observed too.

One of last years White Clouds had survived and another one was added (Golden version).

The air pump was turned off for winter and the pond left to it's own devices with just "King Frog" observed lurking under folds in the liner......