Posted: 31/05/2014 at 14:21
We've found using a liner to be far and away the best solution - we've been able to incorporate a sloping area to enable wildlife to enter and leave the water safely. Hedgehogs drink from the pond and can get out of the water easily; birds use the shallow area for bathing.
We've also been able to make the pond the size and shape we wanted. We found this site very helpful http://www.wildaboutgardens.org.uk/thingstodo/inaweekend/put-in-a-pond.aspx.
Rather than edge the pond with rocks we laid turf over the edges and down to the water level. This has resulted in a very natural looking pond.
Remember that having lots of marginal plants will make the pond look smaller; we are glad that we made the pond a bit bigger than we originally planned.
As I think you know, we made this pond earlier this spring.
Raindrops in the pond.