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Last year I had one or two visits from frogs in my garden.
I would like to make a very small pool for them this year, hoping to get some frog spawn. If I am in time for spawning season.
My Garden is not very large. Pool size Two feet by One approx.
Any ideas out there.

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  • Posted: Thu. 5th March 2009 15:54

Small Frog Pool

Reply from Joanne 9919

Hi Gordon,

I'm hoping to do something very similar this year.

We also get frogs visiting our garden and I want to encourage them to stay, but like you, we don't have a large garden so it would have to be something small.

Have a look further down in this forum as Georgie has just created a small wildlife pond in her garden and it's inspirational.

I think the main thing to remember is to make a ramp so that wildlife are able to get in and out of the pond, and it's essential to create some sort of camouflage with plants so that the tadpoles don't become easy prey.

Keep us informed of your progress (with pictures if possible), as it spurs the rest of us on :-).

Jo.

  • Posted: Thu. 5th March 2009 17:42

Small Frog Pool

Reply from Gordon

Hi Jo
I like like to see plenty wild life visiting
my garden they do need help these days.
I will have to have a look at Georgie's
write up.
If I can find the photo I took last year among all my photo disks I will post it.
When I removed a piece of log.
A frog was spawning eggs on the soil I never thought I would see any thing like that.
Gordon.

  • Posted: Thu. 5th March 2009 18:09

Small Frog Pool

Reply from Joanne 9919

Hi Gordon,

I've never heard of them doing that before. It would be great if you could find the photo.

Jo.

  • Posted: Fri. 6th March 2009 10:21

Frog laying eggs.

Reply from Gordon

Hi Jo
I have posted picture on site.
Under heading "Frog laying eggs"
.

  • Posted: Fri. 6th March 2009 14:27

Small frog pool

Reply from eric jolley

A small frog pool taking limited space can be made from one of those old 45gall plastic drums,clean it out, cut about 18" off the bottom using a jigsaw or hand saw,sink it in the ground put in some rocks and pebbles fill it with rainwater,or you could use one of those plastic mixing containers they sell in the diy stores,afew plants around the edge and it soon takes on a natural look,I had one that was home to frogs for many years.

  • Posted: Tue. 10th March 2009 09:12

Small frog pool

Reply from Joanne 9919

Hi Eric,

It's nice to know that these smaller 'ponds' do actually work and attract wildlife.

Jo.

  • Posted: Tue. 10th March 2009 10:23

45gall plastic drum

Reply from Gordon

Hi Eric.
Where do you get the 45gall plastic drums from

Gordon

  • Posted: Tue. 10th March 2009 16:12

small pool

Reply from eric jolley

Hi Gordon,
you can find them on e-bay but if you have any friends in the chemical industry they usually have them in abundance,
eric

  • Posted: Tue. 10th March 2009 19:45

Small Frog Pool

Reply from Gordon

Thanks Eric.

  • Posted: Wed. 11th March 2009 09:38