We live on 1.5 acres and a pond was always on the cards. So when we needed a lot of fill for our outdoor entertainment area, we dug out a pond! It`s as big as a small dam and we had a butyl liner specially shaped and welded to fit. That was 15 years ago and time and nature have made it as natural as if it was always there.
I always wanted a water feature that nestled into the landscape and so I read every book in the library on the subject, spoke to people in the know...and like most things in our garden, said - I can do this.
A lizard tail plant and some of the koi.
Waterlilies protect the fish from predators and host all types of pond visitors
A visiting dragonfly
Skinks or drop tail lizards run about the pond - they`re only tiny little critters
In the cool of the evening, the pond is a restful and tranquil environment to sit and reflect on the days gardening achievements