I am building a large rockery over the winter and quite like the idea of a small pond in it. However, the budget is very limited (OH has a priority list and garden isn't on it), I have seen a small preformed pond (74 x 89 x 30cm) and as there is no electricity anywhere close was wondering about a small solar powered oxgenating pump.
Can people tell me their thoughts on this, will it be so small that it will just be a waste of time (have a little image of a few pond plants, iris, little grasses and lobelia).
It is not a typical space for a rockery, it has pockets of shade and partial shade, but when the sun hits the main bit it does get hot. Was thinking of putting pond in the shadiest bit.
Like the idea of attracting wildlife, not sure about fish, (will it be too small? ) but don't want it to become a midgy hot spot.
Grateful for any ideas/advice, especially about efficiency of solar pumps.