I'm planning to put a wildlife pond in my garden but just wanted a bit of advice.
Firstly, the size. I've only got a small place to fit it. The area is about 1.5m by 2.5m. i would say only the back 1.5m of this area could be dug down beyond 50cm as there is a lot of hardcore nearer to my patio from when the extension was built. I planned to create a natural gravel / pebble beach at the front because of this. So would the other 1.5 X 1.5 area be sufficient?
My only other concern is what to line it with. The area is surrounded by an established clumping bamboo and three japanese maples. I am concerned about roots getting access and puncturing a traditional liner so was wondering what other options you might suggest?
Finally, I would have liked a small waterfall or cascade as I love the sound of water in the garden. But the whole point is to attract wildlife so should I leave this out or include it?
I'm a novice where wildlife ponds are concerned so any advice much appreciated.