Our new pond for wildlife

Before

Our pond was home to frogs, toads, dragonflies, newts and even a baby grass snake. Then it sprang a leak and as the water disappeared so did the wildlife.

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After

I designed our new wildlife pond and apart from Spring plants it’s ready for critters to move in.

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I used an Atlantis fibreglass pond and the tumbled pebbles are paddle stones – welsh green slate of course. They look white in dry weather and turn green when wet. All the plants are high butterfly and insect attractors.

The large plum coloured slate stones have holes in them so I planted Lime Moss for maximum contrast. They are raised above the ground slightly so toads and bugs can discover them for a possible winter home.

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