Making a Mini Pond

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You don't need a lot of space to make a water feature in your garden. Fill your chosen container with rainwater. If you must use tap water, leave this to stand for a couple of days to neutralise.

Select your plants. Choose a combination of marginal's, aquatics and oxygenators.

Plant the marginal's in aquatic baskets lined with hessian and filled with soil. Top dress with gravel.

Place the water lily in its basket on the bottom of the pond the leaves will grow and float to the surface.

Consider adding a ramp or piling stones at one edge of your container for wild life.


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