Whilst digging a trug of bark chip to mulch a freshly planted tree, I discovered and nearly decapitated this little fellow.
Frogs and toads love warm humid places and a covered mulch container is just perfect.
In order to attract our little amphibian friends they like:
- Ponds with shallow edges or logs and rocks to break up a steep edge.
- Native planting within the pond to offer shade and a home for them to lay their frogspawn
- An area of leaf mulch or soft soil to hibernate in.
In return, they will eat mosquitoes and their larvae, slugs, snails and flies, which suit me just fine!. I have a client who wants a pond within her vegetable garden so watch this space for photos and updates.