Amazing. Today we had the heaviest rain in months. Very heavy showers. The pond has improved by what looks like a couple of inches also rain I added caught in my wheel barrow.
The creatures in the pond seem to be very active, particularly the water lice.
Thanks for your advice. I’m hoping we get more rain now.
But yes if an emergency happens in the summer and I need to rescue some stuff I’ll of course look at the levels written on the bottle. I’m so determined though to not ever use tap water again. The blanket weed and duck weed just stays at tiny amounts at present.
I’m so totally relieved we got a load of rain today.
I’m really proud living in south east London and getting all manner of stuff in my pond. I saw a damsel fly laying eggs the other day.
Yes she was a blue one with a blue tip. She was laying her eggs on a dead branch of budleia I have half submerged in the pond.
I had a back swimmer all during the winter, even though the pond was frozen for several weeks. As soon as it melted the backswimmer was again visible on the surface.
Maybe those tiny water boatmen are actually baby backswimmers? It’s hard to tell from just looking. I’ll do a proper pond dip at some point. But I don’t want to disturb everything in spring/early summer.
I find it so thrilling that there’s so much stuff in my pond now as it’s in London. I see very tiny water beetles as well.
Yep I’m pretty sure they are a lot of tiny backswimmers. i spent a good long time this afternoon watching them darting at stuff trying to catch things..and they happily dart at each other very aggressively.
More rain again please.
For the first time in my whole life I like when it rains :)