Add water to your garden using a fibreglass container pond:
The answer for an instant mini pond in a small garden space is a fibreglass container pond. Even for a balcony!
The idea of using a container pond feature for adding water and flowering pond plants is part of the RHS and Wildlife Trusts 'Wild About Ponds' message this year.
Our lightweight fibreglass container ponds for "ponds in pots" have:
- made without a drainage hole
- no need to bury the container - these can sit on top of the patio and be a feature in their own right
- the fibreglass finish does not need painting with a sealant as it is not porous
- fibreglass will not deteriorate with age or crack in the Winter cold
- 3 different sizes (60cm, 80cm and 98cm diameter)
- Order from a choice of 15 different colours
- 14 are polished gloss and 1 finish - Limestone - is a matt, textured stone-look that will age like real stone.
- Many size & colour combinations are in stock for next week delivery.
- Up to a 6 week delay for the size & colour combinations that are out of stock and made for you
- These create a shelf in our containers - saves putting bricks in that take up water volume
- Our aquatic plants are supplied in baskets that locate into the grid and will not blow over in the wind
- The shelf will fit in the correct place in our containers to sit the basket tops approx 1" below water surface level
- No grid is supplied for the 98cm container pond.
- Choose one of our 10 prepared plant schemes A-K 5 for 60cm wide, 5 for 80cm wide
- Some Container planting schemes prepared for sun and some for shaded areas
- Encourage pollinating insects by choosing pollinator plants for airborne insects
- Or choose to have only waterlilies and oxygenating plants:
- 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.
- Dwarf waterlilies grow larger than the miniature waterlilies and grow from a few inches deeper in the water and include red, white, yellow or sunset varieties too.
- Plant the 98cm container pond with Pond waterlily placed on the base of the container and oxygenating plants.
Barley Bio Algae Control: we recommend you use this weekly in warm weather to help keep the water clean
Chlorine Guard: recommended if you have to use tapwater to fill or top up your container pond
We continue to try to encourage gardeners that water can be added to the smallest garden space to encourage wildlife to visit. Small water plants and miniature waterlilies are available to suit these smaller fibreglass container ponds.
For more details please read our Tips and Advice: 'How to add a container pond to your garden'