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PREFORMED PONDS IDEAL FOR WILDLIFE POND SUMMER HOLIDAY PROJECT

The long summer holiday has arrived, and if you are looking for something that kids can do in the garden, that will keep them busy and away from their computers, then how about letting them create a small wildlife pond, that can attract frogs, toads, newts and birds to your garden. Preformed ponds are ideal for making a garden pond with minimum fuss. The kids just need to dig a hole big enough for the pond. Once this has been done, a preformed pond can be added. Laying some plastic sheeting then covering with the soil from the hole, can create a bog garden next to the pond. Once finished add, some native aquatic pond plants around the edges, and in the water. For example;

FLOATING - Water lily, common water-crowfoot, frogbit.

POND EDGES - Marsh marigold, globeflower, pillwort, brooklime, watermint, lesser spearwort, water forgot-me-not.

SUBMERGED - Water violet, rigid hornwort.

Gardenis.co.uk sell 3 sizes of preformed pond;

Small - 85 litres is about the size of a large Belfast sink (£30 inc UK delivery)

Medium - 200 litres is about the size of a small bath (£48 inc UK delivery)

Large - 420 litres, the surface area of an average fireside rug. (£78 inc UK delivery)

(Delivery is usually 1 to 2 days excluding weekends)

 

Once complete, children can monitor the pond over the next few years to see if it has any attracted any wildlife, such as frogs. Ponds are not suitable for gardens of homes with very young children, eg 3 and under. If one is installed in such a garden, it should be in area only accessible behind a fence, with a locked gate that only adults can open.

 

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Many small ponds = A BIG pond

The preformed plastic ponds have been selling great this year, available in 3 sizes, the smallest (£30) being not much bigger than a Belfast sink, the medium (£48) the size of a small bath and the large (£78) the size of a fireside rug (All prices include delivery). However, with a calculator you can work out the approx surface they would make if all those sold this year were placed together. It's surprising just how big the area is, in fact its probably not far off being equivalent to this large wildlife pond above!

I know plenty of the customers were intending on creating a mini wetland in their garden, with native British aquatic plants, such as Marsh Marigold, so its great to think that a surface area of freshwater as big as that above has been created this year, just by customers of gardenis.co.uk. All will be providing habitats for insects, frogs, toads, and a place for garden birds to access water, across GB & Northern Ireland. And the great news is that every week the total surface area just keeps on growing. If the ponds keep selling as well as they have been, at this rate we'll eventually create a surface area as big as LAKE WINDERMERE! ;0)

You can help restore Britain's pond numbers  by ordering one here;

https://gardenis.co.uk/products/preformed-pond-3-sizes

As well as the preformed plastic ponds, we sell larger pond liner and underlay wildlife ponds. Available here;

https://gardenis.co.uk/products/wildlife-pond-kit

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