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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Suzy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Aug 2014 at 3:07pm
Absolutely best to get it sorted at the start. Ah a pump, makes it easy.
Funny isn't is that dragonflies like new ponds and then desert them as they get established.
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Absolutely Suz, better fixed at the start, would hate to have to top it up all winter and let wildlife get established, only to have to drain it all next year. We are in good shape though as we still have a large spoil heap available to coat the new  bentonite blanket layer, so in all not too inconvenient. 

Yep it is interesting about dragonflies, when we first put in the pond 10 years ago the first and second year we had dozens of them, then it died down a lot as the plants got established. Seems counter intuitive as many species deposits their eggs on leaves. Confused




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