So as usual I have no spare money to go out and buy the 'proper' materials. Caught sight of the disused cat litter tray (actually never used but bought in case our cats ever needed one) and decided that was big enough for what I am trying to do - make a small wildlife pond.
Dug the space needed, lined the hole with some thick packing plastic that was lurking in the shed, stuck the tray in, bedded it down and added slate bits around it. Looks ok to me, although the neighbour smirked. Who cares? Frogs aren't fussy, are they? Just have to make a ramp now leading out of the water, as I would hate to find a dead body floating.
Going to scour around the garden to see what plants I can plant around it, as soon as I have finished drinking my tea. This scrimping and saving does get on my nerves a bit, have to honest, but never mind the result is the same.
What wildlife am I hoping to attract? I really don't mind, the aforementioned frog(s), a newt if I am lucky, pond skaters perhaps, and the hedgehog will enjoy it too. Who knows what will come? If anything!
And maybe, just maybe, one day I will be able to afford a decent sized liner and make a 'real' pond.