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Old 22nd December 2010, 03:23 PM   #1
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Hi ALL

I'm thinking of making a small pond with no fish just for frogs and birds! maybe out of a washing up bowl?
Any tips on what to do?
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Old 31st December 2010, 06:29 PM   #2
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Hi Wildlife... I have found this....

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The pond or barrel should be in an open,
sunny site. Plants and water-living creatures
will put up with some shade, but the
pond should have full sun for at least half
a day. Try not to put it near trees, as the falling leaves will
decompose in the waterand turn it sour.
Plant around the edges of the pond to provide shelter for creatures visiting the pond.



Pond Size

The length and width of the pond is up to

you. However, the pond must be at least
60cm-70cm deep at some point. This
allows pond-living creatures to survive
during freezing winter weather.




Plants

Even a small pond can have a wide range of

plants as long as they are chosen with care.
You should try to have at least one floating
plant, a deep-water plant, a shallow-water
plant and a submerged plant in a small
pond. These will provide plenty of interest,

as well as a range of habitats for wildlife.
If
you can, try to have a boggy area near the pond edge.





And this may help








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