A big thank you to our volunteers who have installed a small pond in the community garden as part of the renovation of the mulberry area. It was hard work, with lots of digging, and quite a few adjustments. But we are sure birds, insects and our resident frogs will soon explore the new water source.
Creating a pond is one of the most important things you can do to attract wildlife into your garden. Frogs and toads love to visit. You will see birds attracted by the water, the insects, and a chance to have a wash. If you’re fortunate you may also see a hedgehog having a drink.
Ponds do not have to be big. A small container can work well in a typical urban garden. There is lots of advice on the web about introducing a pond to your space. The Wildlife Trust’s pages give step by step a guidance and autumn is the perfect time to get started: How to build a pond | The Wildlife Trusts, so why not give it a go?
If do you install a pond into your growing space, we’d love to see it. Please take a photo and share on social media. Our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter links are on the top right of this webpage.