Posted: 03/08/2016 at 09:48
I bought an old water tank that I want to use as a contemporary style of pond.
I am super keen to get some wildlife into it, and therefore I want to make it as wildlife friendly as possible whilst also maintaining a contemporary edge.
I have thought about digging the tank into the ground so c40cm is above ground then building a ramp made of earth up to it on one side so that frogs can get up to it.
I am also planning on planting some long grasses behind it and either side to give some shelter for the frogs and birds.
Should I dig it in slightly and build a ramp?
Do I need to create levels inside it..i.e. with old plates/bricks or something so that birds can come and bathe..?
Shall I get some dwarf water lillies and maybe some reed grass..? Which ones will suit my pond given it's so small...