Ponds can be one of the most rewarding features of a wildlife garden but, whilst the idea is simple, the practical tasks of creating and maintaining a pond can be quite involved. Look here for help and ideas.
After you've created a pond in your garden, the last thing you want to look at is the pond liner. So what can you do if the water level drops and exposes it? Here's one habitat-enhancing solution.
Duckweed (Lemna minor) can be a very invasive plant in ponds. Once you have it, you can't really eradicate it so you must learn to live with it. But it's worth remembering that it has its uses too.
If you suffer from excess algae in your pond, particularly blanket weed, also known as string algae, you might want to try using barley straw to combat it.
Describes the creation of a wildlife-friendly pond through the example of a semi-formal pond created during the summer of 2002.
Describes the creation of a 'habitat basket': a constructed basket of rocks and rubble serving as a habitat for invertebrates and other small animals.
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