Hello The photo with this posting shows the very first plant at Dragon Pond and the now half filled pond behind. It's the locally common soft rush and has been grown from a seedling over summer and autumn. But in truth we have a problem over planting. PLEASE SPONSOR A SQUARE METRE OF POND PLANTING Hand on heart. We’ve misjudged the current cost of planting up this pond with Native British Pond Plants. To do the job properly every square metre needs £10 of plants plus some baskets and aquatic soil. That’s 10 x 184, say £2,000. So we are £1,000 short. We need oxygenators (150), floaters, lilies, bog plants and marginals. Prices range from £4 (milfoil) to £25 (lily). We need to order in January before nurseries run out. Actual planting will be in April. Of course you are receiving this posting because you have already part-financed this pond. Without you this wouldn't be happening. But now you can see we are delivering we ask if you will consider a further donation. Please consider sponsoring one or more square metres of planting @ £10 per square metre. Cheque or cash to 111 Quaker Lane, Liversedge, WF15 8DF or tel 01274 875262 or pay direct to our bank : Spen Valley Civic Society, HSBC, 40-17-27 Acc. 11087444 (and send email to tell us via our web site). Thank You PS: We cannot accept gifts of pond plants due to the risk of contamination by alien species..