Guilt

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Re: Guilt

Post: #232308 Green Aura
Wed May 18, 2011 9:26 am

MKG wrote:@GA - you know, I've watched that Freudian frog a few times now, in a puzzled manner. Only tonight did it dawn on me to put the bloody headphones on. I really wish I hadn't :lol:


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Re: Guilt

Post: #232329 MKG
Wed May 18, 2011 11:48 am

Wildlife moves fast, doesn't it? The pond has been filled for less than 24 hours. Already, it has a small population of water beetles.

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Re: Guilt

Post: #232331 JulieSherris
Wed May 18, 2011 11:56 am

They must be the equivalent of the german sun-lounger hoggers then! Did they bring their towels? :lol:
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Re: Guilt

Post: #232360 Keaniebean
Wed May 18, 2011 3:02 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: I'm glad I just saw this thread.
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Re: Guilt

Post: #232751 MKG
Sat May 21, 2011 4:13 pm

Update - I know you've all been hanging on the edges of your seats :iconbiggrin:

Nearly there. The pond surround is now complete and looks like a cross between Stonehenge and a Graeco-Roman ruin. The stone otter and stone frog (OH, not me) sort of soften the image a little. One iris now sits in the shallows. Others to come. Today, we inoculated the water with a bucketful of sludgey liquid from the bottom pond, after suitably sieving it so that we didn't accidentally take any tadpoles (which wouldn't survive in the new pond yet - but oh, how they giggled at being poured from one container to another!). But the water beetles are still there, now joined by a water boatman and, after the inoculation, a population of mini-wiggley-things. The blackbirds have already discovered how the Stonehenge end works, running wild amongst the archways (which are actually access points for frogs, hedgehogs, etc.).

So the animals seem to like it. Just no frogs. I think I may do a couple of forced introductions over the next few days - just as soon as I find where they're hiding this time.

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Re: Guilt

Post: #234275 MKG
Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:41 pm

Oh dear - for those of you who may be planning a new pond, a cautionary tale. Yesterday, I went up to survey the pond - and it was BRIGHT GREEN!!!!! So there's me running round like a headless chicken screaming "me poor taddies'll die!!!!" and OH (much more sensible) running after me saying that they wouldn't. She's right. It's all part of the evolution of a totally new pond. Yesterday, it was choked with algae. Today, it's nearly all gone.

Apparently it's the nutrients in the water, which are always at too high a level initially. The algae blooms, uses up the excess nutrients and promptly dies off to a less visible level. Now I know.

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Re: Guilt

Post: #234290 JulieSherris
Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:02 pm

There.... now you should have read up on that before you started, you know.

Then again if, like me, you 'do'... and then read the destructions when it all goes tits up....... :lol:
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Re: Guilt

Post: #234465 MKG
Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:56 pm

... and today marks complete success :iconbiggrin:

The water is, once again, crystal-clear, the water lily has flowered (only a small flower, but I'm not complaining), and this morning I spotted our first froglet - no tail, perfectly-formed and bloody quick.

The frog factory is back in operation :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

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Re: Guilt

Post: #234467 Green Aura
Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:55 pm

:cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
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Re: Guilt

Post: #235657 MKG
Sun Jun 19, 2011 4:34 pm

Red letter day - I found a fully-formed froglet hopping around in the orchard. There's only one place he could have come from, as the older pond is too far away for a froglet. We have lift-off :iconbiggrin:

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Re: Guilt

Post: #235661 Green Aura
Sun Jun 19, 2011 5:01 pm

So you can change the thread title to "Not so guilty" now, eh? :cheers: :lol:
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Re: Guilt (assuaged)

Post: #235683 MKG
Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:58 pm

Good idea!

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Re: Guilt

Post: #235684 Mrs H
Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:55 pm

Whoop whoop!!! So glad u got it all sucessfully completed and that the froggies have lifted the silence treatment!! Xx


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