Pond notes


  • water fleas
  • small diving beetles
  • thin creatures
  • larger diving beetle
  • pale green damselfly
  • butterfly eggs
  • electric blue damselfly
  • hoverfly
  • water lice
  • pond skater
  • snail


White mazus – slow; Jun-Aug; trim as needed
Creeping jenny – medium; Jun-Aug; trim any time
Marsh marigold – slow; Mar-Apr; trim dead leaves after flowering; dies back
Purple loosestrife – medium; Jul-Sep; trim as needed, but leave to die back naturally for winter bud formation
Flag iris – slow/med; Jun-Jul; cut back to above water surface in autumn
Water forget me not Рsummer; cut back after flowering; dies back;  divide as needed

Chamomile – medium; early-late summer; deadhead; can be divided
Veronica – fast; spring-summer; cut back after flowering
Iris bulbs – Jun-Jul; cut off flower stalks; trim leaves in autumn