Container pond

RubyLeafRubyLeaf Posts: 213
edited March 2018 in Wildlife gardening
Morning all. Last year I started a container pond, which didn't go according to plan. By which, a plant died, and leaves rotted the water to nose curdling levels. This year is hopefully going to be the year it works. But first, plant questions:

Its 80cm in diameter. How many pots/plants should I put in? I currently have a kidney shaped plant that sits nicely with the curve of the container.

I adore these two plants. What can I hope to attract with these? https://www.watersidenursery.co.uk/shop/pond-plants/equisetum-scirpoides.html
https://www.pondplants.co.uk/product/equisetum-hymale/

I'll also need to buy an oxygenating plant. Any suggestions?

Any other recommendations for other plants too?

What can I use for a slope into the water?

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  • Im interested in doing a container pond too this year. How did you go about building yours? Did you just buy a kit?
  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 3,970
    if your plantpots are just under the surface of the water you will not need a slope.
    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • RubyLeafRubyLeaf Posts: 213
    Im interested in doing a container pond too this year. How did you go about building yours? Did you just buy a kit?
    Its simply a half barrel with a pond liner in :)
  • alwaysinthegardenalwaysinthegarden GravesendPosts: 12
    edited March 2018
    The April issue of GW shows a small pond using a black container box sunk into the ground. It has 6-8 house bricks to stand plants on. It all looks rather good but try getting hold of a black storage box.
    A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.
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