No room for a pond?
you don’t have to dig a pond to enjoy the a water feature – you could consider making a mini one in a watertight patio pot. here you’ll need to go for miniature varieties of waterlilies like Nymphaea helvola, which has tiny, yellow, star-shaped flowers and mottled leaves, or Nymphaea odorata, which has mildly scented flowers.
Water fringe or floating heart is a joyous miniature member of the waterlily family that’s ideal for pots. It’s decked with a wealth of buttercup-like flowers just 4cm across from July to september.
other suitable plants are floating aquatics and aerators, plus the slim-fit, stripy-leaved rush ‘Zebrinus’, together with mini bulrush, Typha minima.
a solar-powered Pond In a Pot kit, costing from £99, is available from primrose.co.uk. you can choose one with plants that attract wildlife, ones that will thrive in full sunlight, or others for semi-shade.
Make a mini potted pond!