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You might have heard about the concept of turning garden lawned areas into 'mini wildflower meadows', where wildflowers are grown to help bees and butterflies. A great way to make your garden more wildlife friendly. Gardenis.co.uk already sells preformed ponds and wildlife pond liner pond kits that are popular, so I thought I'd create a new mini wetland kit, which can help create an area in your garden that resembles a small wetland. It includes
1 small preformed pond
1 medium preformed pond
1 4x3m pond liner
The two preformed ponds can be used to create deeper pools. The pond liner rather than be used to create a deeper pond can be placed in a hole of about 10cm with gravel, logs and rocks to create a shallow area. Alternatively the liner can be cut in half, with one half used for a shallow area, and the other to create a bog garden, by digging a hole of about 15cm deep, placing the liner in, then covering with soil, then plant pond marginal plants. The liner will help keep the soil marshy. Add a variety of native marginal and pond plants, and before long the mini wetland will attract aquatic insects, birds and possibly frogs, newts, toads and dragonflies. The kit can be ordered here;
Dark now an hour later than Christmas Day, snowdrops beginning to emerge in the next couple of weeks, is an early sign the spring season is slowly approaching. All our amphibian friends; frogs, toads and newts will be looking out for a nice pond to lay some spawn and bring some cute little tadpoles into the world.
Now is the time to get ordering and get digging, especially during this boring lockdown! Gardenis sells;
3 sizes of preformed ponds, that are quick and easy to install.
Pond kits, in 3 sizes that include pond liner, underlay and a solar oxygenator
Pond liner and underlay in many sizes
just pond liner in various sizes.
All can help create a lovely pond in your garden that is not only a great place for garden wildlife, they also make an attractive focal point and relaxing feature.
All available in the ponds and water features section;
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;
As well as the preformed plastic ponds, we sell larger pond liner and underlay wildlife ponds. Available here;