They say that water is a great way to attract wildlife to your garden.
So a couple of weekends ago we began to dig.
Now that I have an allotment I've actually been redesigning the old veg patch,
so where the strawberries and gooseberries once lived we now have a pond!
Before you tut...we used mainly water butt water and now rain water to fill it up.
We also don't have a hose pipe ban and due to all the rain the water butt is now full up again!
It's a fun thing...we are like proud parents!
If you know my garden you might notice the shed has moved..now that's another story!
I love the view from the shed, it's like a hide.
I have spent a few minutes waiting for wildlife, but nothing has turned up yet!
This corner is my new favourite place to sit.
We had our breakfast here on Sunday morning.
Water gardening is a whole new world to me...I like how I can take beach style photos in my back garden.
I'm learning about water plants, a department I've never looked at.
We bought some elodea for oxygenation and a bull rush to start.
Because I know you will ask I will try and answer your ponderings.
pond size is approx 2.5m x 1.5m
it's mainly shallow, with the deepest part approx 1.5ft
we bought a cheap pvc 3m x 4m from B&Q
(as we were unsure, we went for cheapness as opposed to correctness)
a bog garden was created around the pond with the extra liner
the pond was lined with 6 bags of soft sand
a shallow end was created to allow creatures to escape
this is a wildlife pond so no fish
It's a work in progress...
it's all about the pond right now,
I even sat out there in the rain yesterday.
Now we need some ground cover water plants to hide the liner edge
and a few more rocks.
The old sleeper is quite hollow, I have plans to fill it with ferns.
I can see this is going to be an exciting development for summer...
have you got any plans for your patch?
Water can be squeezed into the smallest corner, or maybe even in a tub.
ahhh water lily research needed....