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Are leeches good for garden ponds?

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Oh and in summer frogs usually hide out around the sides of the bottom right plantpot/tree stump, I sometimes disturb them when IÆm de-weeding. ItÆs not as deep at that end though so I was thinking in winter they go to the far side/middle where all the plantage is. At the very bottom of my pic the water is about 15cm deep and you can see the plastic bottom, canÆt at the other side.

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I read somewhere that small black Leeches form the main
diet of aquatic phase Great Crested Newts. I can't remember
where i saw it, who published it or how old the study was
though. I would think flat worms would be easy pickings for
all amphibians.
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I gave my pond a shake up on Saturday and tried shifting the plantage over to one side more, worked for a day but now theyÆve shifted back again, all IÆve done is disturbed a live frog and broken a couple of plants in the process. Also found a large stone at the bottom of my pond, dunno what that was doing there. Scary putting my hand in to get it out.

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