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To Pond or Not To Pond

NewBoy2NewBoy2 Posts: 1,813

Where i work there is a hospital garden surrounded by buildings on all sides

There are a few trees and most of the soil is being treated to remove endemic bamboo and there is a cobbled area for sitting

The soil is gray and appears quite lifeless

A pond would be great for the patients but I am not sure that animals like frogs and toads would be able to survive

I can obviously set up the pond and introduce the animals bit without active soil for food i can see how it would become self sufficient and permanent

? Has anyone got any experiences please

Everyone is just trying to be Happy.....So lets help Them.


  • treehugger80treehugger80 Posts: 1,923

    I worked with my local hospital and they would not allow ANY water feature (even a bubble fountain over rocks) due to the infection risk of legionella (and other water borne diseases), you might want to check to see if they have the same policy.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,312

    Probably not the the best place to introduce amphibians but a pond would attract insects even there, especially if you could surround it with plants. Or you could have something more formal like a fish pond. Water is always an attraction for people.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
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