I spent hours during spring and early summer digging the hole for our frog pond. It was much harder to dig than I had originally thought it would be. The garden just behind ours has large trees with big, mean roots that have found their way into our garden. Hacking through them was a hard and difficult job for a petit girl with no muscles! Plus, when they built our house someone thoughtlessly dumped all the rubble in the garden. Idiots!
But all that digging was certainly worth it. After putting the pond liner down, we filled it with water, added some lovely plants and placed various rocks around the edge. Then, a couple of months ago we went tadpole hunting at a lake near to us. We only found about a dozen tadpoles. We excitedly put them in our wildlife pond, and waited and waited for them to turn into frogs. Eventually it happened. Now we have so many frogs at the bottom of the garden. The sounds they make when they’re all sitting in their frog shelter, having a natter, are awesome. I love watching them jumping around, swimming in the pond and leaping from Lilly pad to Lilly pad. It’s so relaxing sitting by the pond. The pond is attracting lots of wildlife; dragon flies, birds and the frogs, off course. It’s fabulous feeling so connected with nature.