Pebble pond/garden. Solar fountain pump or alternative?
I would like a pebble pond with a mill stone in my front garden, but the driveway is tarmaced between the lawn and the house so we cant get any cables to the lawn for the pump. I was thinking we could clip the cable to the fence, and perhaps drill a hole into the house, but this seems a bit extreme. The other alternative would be to have the cable along the front of the house, right round to the garage where the metre box is.
Neither seem to be ideal.
I have heard that the solar pumps are pretty rubbish, but are there any decent ones. All I need is a bubbling rather than a stream of water. And how does the battery backup work? Is this stored energy it gets from the sun?
Would a pebbled area look ok with the millstone and without any water, or can you think of any other focal point I could put on top of the pebbles?
- 12 Apr, 2009