We have had to clear away some really large plants that have overtaken the garden pond.
There was more mud in the pond than water!
But in among it all we’ve seen frogs, newts and toads + the fish.
Note: I’ve been told that if you break the ice on a pond in winter it is bad for the fish. When a pond is frozen the water is warmer at the bottom of the pond where life survives. If the ice is broken then the freezing weather seeps down and destroys the warmer water – thereby destroying the life that has been surviving there. Is this so?