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Where to site a wildlife water tub?

I’m looking to sink a smallish wildlife water tub into my garden but where is it best sited?  Would it be best in a sunny site, partial shade or full shade?
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  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,762
    Sunny. Then you need plants to help shade the surface during summer. A pygmy water lily, or a few other floating plants. 
    You'll also need logs or rocks etc to provide an access and exit for creatures using it.  :)
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    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • DogmumDogmum Posts: 96
    Great, thanks @Fairygirl
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  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,762
    edited August 2021
    There's been a few threads recently about various container ponds. I'll see if I can find some to add here.  :)

    I found this item linked to one of the threads. It might give you some ideas just now

    http://www.themiddlesizedgarden.co.uk/how-to-make-a-mini-wildlife-pond/
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • DogmumDogmum Posts: 96
    Great article @Fairygirl thanks so much for taking the time to link it.
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  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,762
    No problem. There are always threads about wildlife ponds, in general, on the forum, so you can always type into the search window at the top of the page and see if there's anything useful there too  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • shazza 3shazza 3 Posts: 197
    oooh i might take a look at that too. i've been debating whether to buy a barrel to sink but am waiting for the grandchildren to become old enough for it not to be a danger to them. they wouldn't be allowed out on their own in the garden anyway but am just being careful. may do it next spring as both of them will be in full time school
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,762
    Just put a grid over it if you're concerned @shazza 3.  Easy enough to make something with chicken wire, and leaving a small gap that's big enough for anything larger than frogs to get in and out will be a help. If you have a few plants at that side too, to prevent children getting too near, that's the best solution   :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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