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How could we disguise this metal container which is planted with tall bamboo ?

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  • The pond is shallow, about 1', and we are wondering whether some aquatic baskets of bulrushes would be a good option? The container is actually on our neighbour's boundary but we would like something to the left of it to disguise it. 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,318
    It looks as if you have some of the native yellow flag water iris in the pond ... I'd just transplant some of those.  
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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,572
    am I the odd one out? I think it looks great
    Devon.
  • philippasmith2philippasmith2 Posts: 1,670
    I agree with @Hostafan1 - unless the photo is deceptive, I don't think you need to hide the trough.
    If you still want to, it would need to be something which hides it all year round rather than just in the growing period.
    All in all, you have a lovely pond ( or should that be lake ? )  :)
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,318
    edited June 2021
    I agree … I like it … it’s like the old water troughs we used to see in all the cattle grazed meadows; but I assumed the OP didn’t like it, and we keep getting criticised if we dare to disagree with posters regarding their style preferences 😉 
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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,085
    Some of the evergreen grasses suitable for ponds would do. Acorus gramineus. The variegated one is good. 
    They may not get quite tall enough to completely hide it, but would do the job well enough. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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