I am new to forums, so please bear with me, I am reposting the message below and this time hopefully the pictures will also be attached, I want my Garden project to be a shared one with you all and thus I am seeking your suggestions and views on how best to make changes andshare the developments with you. The bottom line is that I am not keen on sharp lines and pristine borders, wild flowers and many different habitats for wild life is important to me.
The pond is the latest change to the garden and I would appreciate your advice on how best to finish the project.
The pond is "large" about 5 meters long by 4 meters wide and in places it is 1.25 meters deep, the pond has two to three shelves, the first shelf being just 20 cm deep, the second 40cm deep and the third 60 cm deep.
The pond is for wild life only, no fish.
We live in Bath, south side, garden is south facing.
As a priority I have to child proof this pond, any suggestions?
From the apex of the pond to the first meter of the pond is a shallow area and it is about 8cm above the main pond, I wanted to create a little water fall with a beach, perhaps some cobble stones over which the water can flow down to the pond, any suggestions on what to do please?
Any other suggestions for planting within the pond and around it ( at the bottom end of the pond I was considering making a marshy area) will be much appreciated.
Any suggestions on the use of a UV filter, pump, pump size (especially if I want to create a small waterfall, running water over a beach type effect.
Any other advice.
Thanking you all in anticipation.