Hello again everyone..I really want to get some frogs or newts into my pond but dont have much of a clue how to encorage them - I know I cant go and buy them or spawn anywhere so how do I help nature finds its little green slimy way to my pond ?
That might work. As long as youve got the correct amount of plants and shade. I used to be forever finding shrivelled up roast frogs on the edge of my old pond. Why they didnt just jump back in the water I dont know.
roast frogs - eugh dont think I be adding them my my dinner this sunday Got plenty of cover now, lilly and water hawthorn as well for them to sit around in the pond - only thing I guess I need to sort is a slope for getting in and out now I think of it
Also I think frogs will need lots of bushes and things around, like undergrowth for the winter. Dont quote me on that though. I think they hibbernate and will leave the pond in the winter. On the subject of frogs, my cat brought us one in in the night a few days back, i wasnt best pleased as you can imagine! It was still alive and unhurt though!
I don't have a pond but frogs seem to like my garden and especially our bin for some reason as I often find them sheltering under it even though it is kept in the front garden the other day I went to move the bin for the bin men to take and as I turned the bin felt something go thump underneath and thought oh no and yes it was a frog a good sized one too underneath looking rather flattened with its legs stretched out anyway I gently tapped it with my foot hoping to see if it would move but it just lay there so I poured some water out of my watering can on it and it appeared dead poor thing so I left it on the off chance and yes you can guess it disappeared once my back was turned not sure where it went but it sure knew how to play dead as for how to get some for your pond think maybe it will just be a case of waiting and see if some turn up of their own accord