Patricia and Howard Birch, Essex
Patricia Birch lives with her family in a village in Essex, and found a natural solution by converting her pool to a swimming pond...
"The wildlife we have up there is fantastic. We swim with the frogs. We have deer, rabbits, pheasants and the birds first thing in the morning.
"I was up there three weeks ago and a kingfisher just skimmed over the water. Not a sound. You could easily have missed it. It was the most beautiful blue. Now where did that come from?”