Could it be mosquito larvae? Can you help ID the larvae in this screen grab of the video below? They were absolutely tiny and were seen floating and wriggling just under the pond’s surface last night. They also appeared to be almost snorkelling which might suggest they were mosquito larvae. It was suggested to me… Read More What’s wriggling in my pond?
Our spell of warm weather finally broke yesterday morning with thunder, lightning and torrential downpours. I believe the news reported some localised flooding in our area. We had some pretty localised flooding in the garden too!The video below shows a little repeat footage from last week followed by some from yesterday morning including one of… Read More A sorry sight…
The cold snap that we are having here is sending gardener’s into action to protect plants for the winter – especially ones new to the garden. Recently I’ve had comments on my posting from last year on what I do with my Gunnera. However, one comment has sparked this extra posting: “…..it’s stopped raining but… Read More Cold nights for plants, ponds and hedgehogs
How would you convince someone, like Nan at Gardening Gone Wild, that they just couldn’t survive another growing season without water in the garden? Oh… I’m not talking rain water which she would dearly love! I am talking water features like ponds, waterfalls or container gardens. Mm… yes, I have a tiny pond I could… Read More Water in the garden
You don’t really need a garden to relax by a pond like the Oriental short-clawed otters in the photo below. However with all the heavy rainfall we have had recently the idea of sitting at the water’s edge on a summer’s day watching the wildlife that visits seems a distant one.Looking back to July 22nd… Read More shirls pondwatch