Water Talkers

Ponds.

It is a shame so many ponds including Village amongst them,have vanished with all there multitude of pondlife. Find a Newt and you can stop all kinnds of nasties happening   HAVE WE LOST SIGHT OF THE WONDERS OF PONDS?.....Thoughts on a postcard  PLEASE.

Louis Allen Mar 8, 2015

It is a shame as some are stunning

Janet Bradley Mar 8, 2015

I have a pond in my garden.... and I don't like it!! I have never liked ponds or still water, I like running water. My pond is designed to be a place for frogs to thrive... and they do eat my slugs... I just prefer not to have a pond, but its there to stay!

However, where I used to live in London, there are still the existing village ponds - in Ruislip, Pinner, the ponds are still there. So, I'm not certain which ponds have disappeared.

Louis Allen Mar 9, 2015

Why do you not like ponds aster 1x

Janet Bradley Mar 9, 2015

I think it is because I don't really like frogs. They jump out at me when doing the garden and make me jump!! Plus, it attracts flies, and I really, really hate flies.

Andrew O'Connor Mar 9, 2015

i would prefer a frog jumping out at me instead of a big spider!frogs help to eat the flies and its nice to help support a habitat for local wildlife, im sure they are very grateful for it

Louis Allen Mar 9, 2015

Good point aster 1x, they can attract all sorts of unwanted creatures.

Janet Bradley Mar 9, 2015

I don't like frogs, spiders, flies or any creepy crawlies.... I am really a proper city dweller, who now lives in the country! :-)

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George Richardson Mar 8, 2015

aster1x,Britain is hugely more big than London and environs. A bit if sand and gravel topped with concrete and you could soon get rid of your garden pond.Hundreds of garden pondsdo a wonderfuljob for all manner of wild life,as we have said water is life.

Janet Bradley Mar 8, 2015

I do appreciate that point George regarding London - however, I find London can be the least respectful place for retaining things due to high costs of land. I was just pointing out that I am unaware of a trend of loss of village ponds - I have travelled extensively in South England and Wales and have yet to come across this aspect of modern life, just wondered where it was happening, that was all.

With regards to my garden - my pond is pretty much here to stay. My husband who is an expert in construction has told me it would be pretty hard to do anything else with this piece of the garden now - due to the location, etc. So, I just get him to sort it out, and I look at the rest of the garden!

George Richardson Mar 8, 2015

aster1x.Absolutely fair and honest points,should take my own advice and always be thougtful of others when commenting.

Janet Bradley Mar 8, 2015

You are thoughtful of others when commenting George. I just think that this is a good forum for debate. When we read the comments, we often find that the ideas grow through the comments... that is what is most helpful for the forum managers, its not just about the initial ideas, its about building on the comments, and debate can be a very good way to achieve that - don't you think?

Andrew O'Connor Mar 8, 2015

good point aster1x, one idea can spring another and can get the ball rolling.

Louis Allen Mar 9, 2015

Agreed its all about learning to listen and help

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Inez Remon Mar 8, 2015

I have a wildlife pond in my garden and get great pleasure form watching it spring to life as the season changes  I have frogs and newts,  I love to see the dragon flys as well

 

George Richardson Mar 8, 2015

ABSOLUTELY aste1x.And rio44 it's aweful and magnificent spenbing time just watching is it not.Dragonflies magnificent creatures. I love how they hover,thenwith great speed dash off.

Andrew O'Connor Mar 8, 2015

i appreciate the beauty of a pond and like it when i come across them, i find it a real shame when there is no fish or life in some of them

Louis Allen Mar 9, 2015

my kids usually love seeing whats in ponds, rivers or oceans

Andrew O'Connor Mar 9, 2015

hopefully public areas with water are protected from the pressure for building development...helps to bring life to the place and nice and relaxing when you are sitting by a pond or a water feature.

Andrew O'Connor Mar 9, 2015

i think it would be nice to have a pond in a my garden but i think the maintaining of a pond would put off some people making one.

Louis Allen Mar 9, 2015

You are right they can take up alot of maintenance and costs

Janet Bradley Mar 9, 2015

I confess our one has no maintenance costs... its a wild pond. Just needs someone to put waders on from time to time and clear it out a bit.

Andrew O'Connor Mar 9, 2015

oh thats good, how often would you change the water or would you just clean some bits out?

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George Richardson Mar 9, 2015

I guess if you have the correct balanc of plant life it quite often ,apart from thinnig out oaassionaly will take care of itself.

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