Posted: 11/08/2014 at 15:27
I have only just finished our pond so I am not an expert, this will bump your query up to the top for everyone to see.
i did a ledge 6inches down, about a foot wide, then another at a foot down same width, the bottom is about 3ft, one end is a fairly flat sloppy bit, I will make a beach, then if anything like hedgehogs fall in, they can just climb out. That will be filled with gravel
but I don't know if I have done right, at the moment it's half full, must be rain water, I have some plants in pots, with the proper pond soil and chippings on the top to stop the soil floating out.