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My sister gave me garden vouchers for my recent 70th birthday, so I have decided to make a water feature of our very small pond. It is an old water tank and was never very successful. The fish didn’t seem to like it and hedgehogs kept falling into it; even though I wedged a slate out so that they could climb out.
The idea I have is to put a stong wire grid over it with a piece of granite in the middle with a hole through wich a pipe from a solar panel pump could be fitted; then cover the grid with sea cobles onto which the water could tumble.
We have bought the granite, the cobbles and the grid. Would appreciate any ideas on planting.I have 12 aubretia coming on nicely; but thats as far as I’ve got so far.

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thats great roseberry and will look fab when established, i have aplant that spreads but cany remember real name but think they call it snow in summer, silvery foilage and white flowers, very pretty, also iris would look good to,if shady area what about some ferns :o))

11 Feb, 2011


That will be very nice when its done Roseberry, I suggest a browse through the ponds and water-features pages, theres lots of ideas on them..
Will be good to see what you come up with.....

11 Feb, 2011


Thanks for your comments Sanbaz and Lincslass ; will follow both up.... Watch this space.

11 Feb, 2011


I'd like to do something similar - am watching over your shoulder Roseberry! :-)

12 Feb, 2011


Look foward to seeing the finished feature, Astilbe are nicein a pond are and campanula too, The plant Sandra is suggesting is very pretty [Snow in Summer, botanical name is Cerastium]. Mimulus too look good. We did a small ond last year if you want to take a peep for other ideas;0)

18 May, 2011

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