Tuesday, 30 March 2010

golden orfe spawning

The frogs are still making a racket at night but i looked out last night about 2am and two pairs of orfe were bombing round the pond rubbing against each other so we'll just have to wait & see if any eggs are visible on the side of the pond in the next few days.

Friday, 26 March 2010


We had the wind howling, the rain lashing down, but did the frogs mind, not at all. We now have two lots of frogspawn in the middle of the pond.
Now i do believe an amateur weather meteorlogical gentlemen from either Lancashire or Yorkshire says that if the frogspawn is at the side of the pond the summer will not be very good, but if it's in the middle we will have a fabulous summer, What!!! we wait with bated breath!

Monday, 15 March 2010

croak croak all night!

Yes, went to bed last night around 11pm & there were at least 15 frogs darting about on the surface, so Spring has sprung, i hope. I don't know where they all come from.

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Pond Update

Been getting the pond ready for the warmer weather when the algea will be starting to turn the water into pea soup. In other words the uv has to be plumbed in and this year i'm endeavouring to use just one pump, up into a larger biological filter via the uv.
Previously i had one pump on the uv and a small eco filter, and another one feeding the larger filter, but one of the outlets on one pump has snapped but i can get round it by utilising the fountain exit if the one pump isn't up to the job.
As i said on the pond page of my other blog, the frogs were stirring at the bottom of the pond last week, but i hope they keep down there for a while longer, the randy devils!
The fish are actually quite lively as well,seeing that the water temperature is still only 5 degrees.

dedicated gardener

dedicated gardener
Caught this lady enjoying a little spot of weeding one very rare summers afternoon July2012 I was just going round to mow the grass when i saw the carrier bags, at first i couldn't see her, then i did & immediately took this pic with my phone. I think it's a lovely photo, with some nice color.