Posted: 03/06/2012 at 20:46
A small pond was added to my garden last year with the idea that I had a few goldfish and wildlife. It just didn't work for me, all my fish died probably because of the lack of a pump or oxgenting plants.
Since then I've just the pond do it's own thing, Apart from cleaning out the leaves/netting it ( wrong position under two trees) I've got a few grasses around the edges, it does have different heights so things can get out of it and a few days ago I saw a frog/or toad in it. Made my day
The pond itself was cheap in materials, used some stones to edge it, some pond liner and a couple of grasses. I'm no expert but I would advise choose the spot carefully. I did do a little research and found that a wildlife pond & goldfish don't often go together. Thats certainly been my experience.
Oh I forgot about the digging!