Posted: 19/02/2013 at 19:27
A small wildlife pond was put in here a couple of years ago, I placed it in exactly the wrong the place, under 2 mature beech trees and the leaves are a bit of menance, I either net it or scoop them out. I'm not too fussy so at times it looks more like a natural ditch. I have seen toads in there, which I'm very pleased about.
Yes a sloping edge or place rocks/stones so that any animals can find their way out. I've got some marginal grass like plants but haven't bothered with any others as the surface area of mine is very small.