Posted: 11/09/2014 at 17:54
Yes I saw the Alan Titchmarsh bog garden programme and had made one of these in a previous garden. Really easy. I just dug out a bit of the ground behind my old pond and then laid down some old rubber sheeting with lots of holes spiked in it. Covered it over with the soil again and planted some moisture loving plants in it. This just slows down the rate at which the rain gets through the soil and keeps it nice and damp It got going really quickly and provided lots of cover for wild life.
Also I have seen a really miniature water lily if you really want one in a small pond. I think it was I one of the gardening magazines and they had made a pond out of a large glazed plant pot!