RIBBIT, ribbit. Chirrup, chirrup. Ahhh, the summer’s evening chorus. An azure dart flits by in the form of a damselfly. The curious eyes of a newt stare at you from between the lily pads. A flash of turquoise and orange as a kingfisher hunts.
There are few better ways to attract wildlife to your garden than with a pond. From the small to the grandiose, a pond can provide a range of environments that will entice a variety of fascinating Cornish creatures to within the comfort and view of your patio chairs, kitchen window or strategically placed settee.
Does this all sound good to you, but you aren’t sure where to start? Then pop along to Maidenhead Aquatics at Wadebridge on the 6 or 7 May for their ‘Water Gardening and Ponds’ Open Weekend. Showcasing the step-by-step creation of a wildlife pond using only native flora, alongside representatives from internationally recognised water gardening and pond suppliers to answer your questions, raffle prizes to be won - including, but far from limited to, an Oase Pondovac Classic worth £109.99 - free goody-bags to be had, face painting for the kids and great offers to be found on fish, plants and creatures for the pond or aquarium.
Situated by the main entrance to Trelawney Garden Centre in Sladesbridge, Wadebridge, there is an enticing range of plants, fish, equipment and good advice to be found for the beginner to the expert.
Can’t wait until the 6 and 7 May? They’re open seven days a week, for more details contact them by phone on 01208 816009, visit https://fishkeeper.co.uk/store/wadebridge or like their Facebook page - Maidenhead Aquatics @ Wadebridge.