Wildlife pond progression

Hi all, 

So here's some new pics of our school wildlife pond. 

Over the rocks will go some creeping jenny and some ajuga and red clover is already in place. The water level is going up now that I've sealed the liner hole and started to add more water in. There will also be more pebbles added in front of the logpile to create another 'beach'.

Any thoughts? Suggestions?

http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag165/jdoherty1976/a1fd87d0db5e1d6405b42f256b4c7baa_zps03724f18.jpg

 

http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag165/jdoherty1976/47bc5d7f02d5800b9db80020bd9364f6_zps3944f252.jpg

 

 

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  • Any suggestions??
  • CeresCeres Posts: 1,823
    You seem to be doing very nicely without input from others. Once all your plants are up and running there should be plenty of cover for tiny creatures to keep them from the glare of the sun.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,088

    I like the beachimage

     

  • shirlsgwshirlsgw Posts: 30

    Looking good there image

    I might be worried about sunshine on your exposed liner damaging it in time. Hedgehogs might slide on it when it is wet and end up in the water too - they should get out your shallow side fine by the looks of it.

    My suggestion might be to add a long strip of tree trunk (making sure no sharp branches/edges to pierce your liner) along the back edge. You could build soil up behind it and plant it with plants that could spill over the log - ferns like the hart's tongue or wild flowers maybe. Or you could have a bog garden behind your log edge. Ideally if you had some branches going up in the air then birds would land on them bringing them to bathe and drink at your pond.

    Enjoy... I'm having a great time planting up my pond build - the hard work is almost a distant memoryimage

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