Friday, July 06, 2012

Garden pond - plants and drags


Its hard to believe looking out over the drive which is largely water thanks to nearly 24 hours of rain, but this was yesterday lunchtime and Jax (thats his curly locks in the bottom right corner) and I sat having lunch enjoying the sun in our new garden, and in particular how fab the garden pond is doing as we watched four drag species buzzing about.



The common reed planted down two sides of the section near the house is doing great and is already being used by Azure and Blue-tailed Damselflies.



Water plantain (flowering in foreground) and other pond plants in the shallow section doing great!



Common reed, water plantain and broad-leaved pondweed in the mid-water section of the pond.



The pond as from the first floor. Reeds clear to see and the back meadow area beginning to green and the near clover lawn beginning to come through.



Amazingly, this Broad-bodied Chaser is only the second I've seen in the garden in ten years! He's taken up territory in the garden and was one of four drag species present around the pond today - BBC, Emperor, Azure and Blue-tailed Damsels. Hairy Dragon also present until this last week.

2 comments:

Hamid Abra said...
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Steve said...

Thanks! It is purely a wildlife pond. All native species and I'm pond-dipping around me constantly to add larvae and plants. Still early days and cant wait for next year when it will start to settle in even more.