Dragonfly Tales


Our new shop...THE POND

August 22, 2016 Jacqui Grove

Our new shop...THE POND

This month we opened our shop and as a result you might have noticed that we have changed our website name to The Pond Corbridge. THE POND- being the new platform for The Dragonfly Garden and Grove Pond Yachts.I am still and will always be obsessed with dragonflies and my husband will probably never shake off his passion for pond yachts either, so we have teamed up on the pond where our dragonflies and pond yachts have found a mutual home and make for a very unusual gift shop. We should have thought of this sooner. I'm sure our daughter was trying to get...


The Dragonfly Life-cycle

February 22, 2016 Jacqui Grove

The Dragonfly Life-cycle

The dragonfly's life is an incredible story. It starts out as an aquatic larva called a nymph which can only survive under the water. It lives on the bottom of  a ponds or river shedding it's skin many times before it is fully grown and ready to be reborn. Dragonflies spend most of their lives as nymphs, usually 2-4 years. As they grow bigger they find it more and more difficult to breath in the water and this triggers an instinct to climb upwards.  Once out of the water the nymph gets a firm grasp onto the stem of a plant before it starts the incredible transformation into a dragonfly. This process of change is called metamorphosis. It takes just a few...