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Half barrel water garden overflow?

I've just set up a nice little pond in a plastic half-barrel. Any tips, please, on how to deal with overflowing water in a rainstorm? Do I just drill a hole and put in a water-butt overflow pipe, or does it not matter if the rainwater just spills over?


  • UffUff SW Scotland but born in DerbyshirePosts: 1,701
    I don't have an overflow Molly Bloom, the water just seeps gently away. I think it would be fine to leave it.
  • carletonexoticcarletonexotic YorkshirePosts: 70

    I've just built a barrel pond too. I don't think the surface area is big enough to worry about overflowing - I'm more worried about evaporation!  :D 
    An exotic jungle garden in West Yorkshire: 
  • Molly BloomMolly Bloom Posts: 20
    Thanks, people, for your replies. I feel a lot better now about just leaving it to trickle over onto my decking. My husband says it's only like rainfall anyway, which is probably true. Just me being pernickety (again!). Ta ever so, all.
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