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A tiny little pond (or not)



  • JellyfireJellyfire Posts: 1,139
    Go for it, would look lovely with a little pond in there and lots of ferns
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,779
    And Lily of the Valley would do well there, amongst the ferns  :)
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • LynLyn Posts: 21,395
    Bergenia if you want some big leaves. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • debs64debs64 Posts: 4,732
    Why not look into a little solar fountain too? Helps to keep the water clear and you can position the panel anywhere that catches a few rays.
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 10,822
    Sounds lovely, but if you arethinking of using a washing up bowl or similar for your pond, do please be aware that small animals/amphibians could fall in and so need a rock or two to climb out - I once had a baby hedgehog fall in and drown to my regret.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • Lizzie, I will definitely take an entrance/exit route into account. So sad about the little hog :(

    Thanks for all the plant suggestions, and the solar fountain one as well, Debs! Lots to get going on! 
  • In my wet area round small pond I have Marsh Marigold, Primulas, Ragged Robin,Astilbe and Astrantia (Masterwort)
  • Yes, I can see a pond and bog garden combo. Ferns, hostas, brunnera and maybe an astilbe or two. You could have something to trail down the wall too...maybe creeping jenny or mind-your-own-business. It’s got potential...the critters will love it.
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 10,822
    Talking about tiny ponds, I've found an old white china potty - the kind kept under the bed in the good old days and was wondering what to do with it (clean suggestions only please!)   Would it be naff to put a miniature water lily in it and put it in the garden somewhere?
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
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