Posted: 10/04/2014 at 19:47
We started our pond off with tap water two weeks ago - we left it a week for chlorine to evaporate then added some oxygenating plants - a few days ago we went pond dipping and brought back some containers of mini-beasts to 'start' the pond.
Our pond gets sunshine for a good part of the day at the moment, but it's not turned green yet, in fact the water is beautifully clear and I spend lots of time each day watching the diving beetle and pond skaters that have already made it their home.
If it's any use, I found this site really helpful when making our pond http://www.wildaboutgardens.org.uk/thingstodo/inaweekend/put-in-a-pond.aspx
and this site is a brilliant source of UK native pond plants http://www.puddleplants.co.uk/oxygenator-floating-plants/
Don't forget to take lots of pics to show us