I want to create a little pond/wildlife area in the corner of my garden. I much prefer a shadier spot so I can grow my hostas, ferns and other foliage plants around.
My question is regarding pumps. Are the necessary?
The side of the garden nearest the electric source is too sunny for what I am trying to create. Shading with shrubs or similar would not be an option either as it would interfere with the washing line :) If I site it on the shadier side I would need to mount a solar panel for the pump higher than a 6ft fence (which isn't a problem). What would be the implications of not having a pump and relying on oxygenators for the water.
Any advice greatly appreciated :)
- 13 May, 2012