Day 12 – Build it and they will come

Back in February I put a small pond in on the allotment, in the hope it would encourage a slug eating frog to take up residence. 

It’s made out of an under bed box from the cheap shop, with a beach of bricks and pebbles built up in it – in case anything falls in and needs to get out – the big stick here was an interim measure. It’s looking much better now – it also has a solar fountain which is working well to aerate the water when it’s plugged in. 

When I went back yesterday and had a quick look – there was the frog, peering out of the weed covered water from the corner. Very exciting. You can just see him here. 

He failed to arrive in time to eat the slugs that demolished my lobelia sadly – which is why there’s an empty flower pot in the pond. A pond is a very easy thing to add to a garden and brings all sorts to its banks and depths – I’d recommend giving it a go. 


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