Here is my birthday present from OH - a wildlife pond. It is looking fab, although we are still looking for edging stones to finish it off.
Since the plants were added its gone a little murky, but think it will sort itself out soon. I've got flag iris (yellow), King Cup (like buttercups) and a water lily.
We've seen some georgeous damsel flies, red and electric blue, hovering around. Also got some pond skaters and loads of larvae - probably mossies :-(
Fingers crossed some frogs and newts will move in next year, and help keep the slug population down.
Suspect the pond will halve my work rate at the lottie, as I've already spent hours gazing into it looking for any movement.