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YnneadYnnead Posts: 221

Hello I was looking at this on bakker and just wondered if people thought it was a good idea or not.

It's a pond in a pot but I live on the first floor so just have the outside windowsills to put outdoor plants on. Would this be okay out there up so high? The outside sills only get direct light in the late spring/summer and the rest out of the time not so much. Its also very exposed so wind etc.

So would it be a good idea to get something like this. No frogs or toad are getting up there but maybe good for insects and birds?

Last edited: 08 February 2017 22:02:57


  • Im not sure if the sort of insects that are attracted to pond plants would find them up there - theyI might not fly that high. 

    I think that a windowbox of flowers and herbs that provide nectar for bees, hover flies, butterflies and night flying moths would be more successful, providing you with something interesting to watch and supporting vital pollinating insects. 

    That's what I'd go for image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • LoganLogan Posts: 2,532

    I wouldn't have pots of water on window sills, they might get knocked off and water all over the place.

  • Anything you put on an outside, high windowsill needs securing, and make sure your insurance covers you if someone is injured if something falls on them!

  • YnneadYnnead Posts: 221
    Buttercupdays says:

     if someone is injured if something falls on them!

    See original post

     haha lol. I think I'll go with what dove said and just stick to the flowers for pollinators. I have noticed slugs and centipedes outside on the sill so I must be doing something right for them though not sure if attracting slugs is a good thing. I don't grow too many things they can snack on mostly annuals out there. I do have a pot of jerusalem artichokes which come up every year. Do slugs eat them?

  • NewbNewb Posts: 211

    Dont underestimate slugs! They can climb any heights!!!

  • I'd steer well away from that product under all circumstances. The insects you're most likely to attract are mosquitoes. There are much better options for a windowsill.

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