Real World Gardener, All About Frog Ponds

March 21st, 2013

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Living Planet NEW SEGMENT

 

with ecologist, Katie Oxenham

Frogs are under threat throughout
the world and loss of habitat is one of the factors contributing to their
demise. A frog pond is easy to construct, adds interest to your home garden and
will provide a haven for the frog species in your area. You don’t have to worry
about buying any frogs, because they’ll come calling….

Let’s find out more

A pond with flowering water plants
can be a very attractive focal point in a garden. These plants never seem to
have any problems don’t need much attention. Observing the lifecycle of frogs
throughout the seasons provides added interest to your gardening. Frogs also
help to control insect pests.

Locate your pond in a part sunny,
part shady, but not directly under trees. Some trees or shrubs have poisonous
leaves (Oleander, Bleeding Heart and pines for example).

If you place your pond so that it's
visible from the house then you can enjoy the pond anytime of day or night.

Putting the pond in the back garden,
a bit away from your own house and your neighbour's houses, if the croaking of
frogs is too noisy for you.

A low garden lamp that is reflected
in the water will not only add to your garden's appearance in the evenings but
also attract insects for the frogs.

for more information about frogs, www.frogsaustralia.net.au and www.fats.org.au

We’d love to see photos of any frogs or frog
ponds that you have in your garden, just send it in to.
realworldgardener@gmail.com or write in to 2RRR P.O. Box 644 Gladesville NSW
1675, and I’ll post a CD in return.

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