RSPB #homesfornature challenge – a pond #beasts
As you know we’re working with the RSPB and their Giving Nature a Home campaign. This weekend’s challenge for #homesfornature is to build a pond for #beasts! I thought we might have a bit of a problem convincing Daddy P on this one, but after a lot of ear bashing from Monkey, he relented.
So what could we make our pond out of? Money is tight so I didn’t want to spend too much money, our garden is small to say the least, so our pond needed to be compact. I had a search in our garage AKA junk storage area and had a brain wave!
Meet our pond ……. otherwise known as an old cat litter tray.
Our next challenge was to collect some stones for our pond, this is easy, our garden is FULL of stones.
Then it was time to decide on where to put our pond and add the stones to make it easy for wildlife to get in and out. Brewster wanted to know what all the fuss was about.
We then needed to fill it with water, Monkey enjoyed this part quite a lot. Then a quick trip to our local Aquatics shop to pick up a couple of pond plants, and we added a couple of sticks for mini beasts to perch on ……
We built the earth up around the pond and added some more stones, we probably need to add some more.
What do you think?
Challenge completed 🙂