Add water to your garden using a container pond:
The idea of using a container pond feature for adding water and flowering pond plants is popular as part of the RHS and Wildlife Trusts 'Wild About Ponds' message.
Our lightweight, fibreglass container pond comes with no drainage holes and is the answer for an instant mini pond in a small garden space. Even on a balcony!
We can also offer 15 different colour finishes - including 1 matt, textured limestone finish. There must be one to suit your garden or outdoor room colour scheme!
Planting a container pond:
Many people want miniature and dwarf waterlilies as flowers in small container ponds. Miniatures include 'Pygmaea Rubra' with pink/red flowers, 'Snow Princess' with white flowers and 'Pygmaea Helvola' with pale yellow flowers. Each plant only covering the area of a side plate with each leaf and flower about 1" (2.5cm) across.
All waterlilies need sun to flower well and still water which also contains an oxygenating plant.
Use the grid provided in our 60 and 80cm container pond kits to plant up with a variety of plants. We provide 5 pre-prepared schemes for each size container pond. Some for sun and some for shade.
Wildlife visitors to a container pond:
Airbourne wildlife will visit for pollen from flowering Iris, Primula florindae, Hesperantha coccinea, Sagittaria sagittifolia, Mentha cervina and Mentha cervina alba, Caltha palustris, Anemopsis californica
Structural foliage plants like Cyperus eragrostis, Cyperus involucratus, Juncus ensifolius, Equisetum scirpoides, Eriophorum angustifolium and Isolepis cernua will help dragon and damselflies emerge from the water.
Any water in the garden allows bees and butterflies to drink too.