Posted: 05/10/2015 at 13:15
It's lovely, but I would definitely take up say every third slab and let the grass grow long and plant some reed like plants, if you want a wildlife pond, you have to let it grow wild.
usually slabs all round are for an ornamental pond. If it grows up a bit, by next Spring you will find all sorts in there.
We dug ours about July last year, this Spring it had frogspawn, baby newts pond skaters, diving beetles, etc. But they do need cover when they want to get out. Have you made a beach area so tiny creatures can easily walk out.
This is ours one year later, you will be surprised how quickly they establish.