When we moved to Pottery House in 2004 the pond was a bit of a muddy hole in the ground, devoid of life.
So we planted loads of oxygenating plants, introduced a few gold fish and started planting the edges.
Now the pond is teeming with life. There has been a big, writhing mass of tadpoles for the past few days on the edge of the pond and this morning we spotted 5 newts. There are also a few baby fish around.
The oxygenating plants are taking over and need clearing out, other pond plants such as mint are spreading healthily and the marsh marigolds have taken hold and are now in flower.
Much more planting to do round the edges but we're pleased with the results so far.