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Posts Tagged ‘dragonflies’

We write our pond blog about once a week with tasks to be done in your pond at that time with tips on how to care for your pond and its plants.

We also try and show you the wildlife you can see in your pond.

Our blog contains all the information and expertise we have accumulated over 20 years in the Nursery.

Emerged dragonfly Day 2

Dragon and damselflies

We have seen so many dragon and damselflies on the new Nursery this year. Many more varieties than ever before. We are not experts in identifying them all...

Iris Pseudacorus British Native Flag Iris

Time to divide Iris

After the pond Iris have flowered in late May or June it is time to look at the size of the clump and decide whether to divide any...

bee on Pontederia cordata

Upright plants in the pond

Tall upright plants are needed by dragonfly and damselfly larvae to exit the pond and emerge as adults. Our recent late Summer sun has meant we have been...

Empty casing abandoned

Emerging dragonflies

Emerging dragonflies and damselflies need to leave the water – the larvae will use the tall stems of emergent marginal plants to climb up and hold onto –...

Abandoned dragonfly casing as adult emerges

Marginal pond plants for dragonflies

Dragonfly and damselfly larvae can be seen climbing out of ponds using the tall stems of emergent marginal plants like Iris, Typha or Pontederia species - especially if...

Damselfly larvae showing its gills before it is ready to leave the pond

Damselfly larvae in our ponds

This week have seen a damselfly larvae in our ponds. It is living submerged under the water and not yet ready to emerge as an adult. We can...

A damselfly Ovipositing on a pygmaea waterlily

Wildlife Ponds

Wildlife ponds support a huge range of creatures: [gallery columns="4" link="file" size="large" ids="204,205,207,208"] invertebrates - dragon and damselflies, pond skaters, water boatmen, water beetles and pond snails amphibians...

Lythrum salicaria and Bee

Late Summer Sunshine

We should enjoy this late summer sunshine and the continuing flowering of waterlilies and late marginal plants like the Pontederia species. Remember the surface of your pond should...