Posted: 28/05/2015 at 12:10
We bought a pre formed on last year, nearly had a divorce over digging the hole for it, you have to get every contour spot on, we ditched that for a liner, so easy because whatever you dig, the liner takes the shape.
If you only want a wildlife pond you're not to have pumps and so on, it needs to be still and peaceful.
Aim to get about 2ft at the deepest in the middle then make flowerpot width steps all the way up to the top, then you can buy plants accordingly.
use rain water to fill or else you will wait for ages for the green to go away, also better for the little creatures that will come.
We dug ours late summer last year, it has tadpoles, newts, pond skaters, water boatmen, dragon fly larvae and several other little beetles of all colours and sizes. Several different size and shape of snail as well. I dont know where it all came from, but its there!
Have a look on the Bradshaws web site for long lasting guaranteed liner and underlay.
If you dont use pump and filters etc, you can have a water lily in there, they love still waters.
Please ask any questions you like, however trivial they may sound, a lot of us have recently made ponds and its lovely to share tips and other info.
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