Posted: 22/03/2015 at 16:59
One of the most important features to attract wildlife is plenty of leafy cover around the edges of the pond for the frogs etc to feel safe when accessing and leaving the pond.
As you can see, we leave the lawn uncut around the edge of our pond. The marginal plants are in planting baskets on a shelf around the edge, and we have a shingle slope for hedgehogs and birds to access and escape from the pond.
At the time of the photo this pond was less than 6 months old and had already attracted frogs, newts, dragon flies, damsel flies and a grass snake, among other visitors.