DIY Tub or Bucket Water Feature

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Make this water feature for your outside space. The sound of water flowing is relaxing and to watch it is therapeutic. It adds an extra touch to a coastal themed garden. This is a simple feature with beachey pebbles and would suit a country or beach style garden. It also works well for a pond less or small outside space.
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Assemble your items.
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Cut hole in the bottom of the plastic plant pot. Cut garden wire to fit the top of the pail, cut the tubing to just at the wire level. Then remove the wire.
Place pump with tubing inside bucket, place the plant pot over and thread tubing through the hole. Place plug cable over side of bucket.
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Fit wire into the bucket above pot and pump, place pebbles on wire to cover.
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Pour some water into the bucket and plug in to outside safe and waterproof socket and turn on. You may need to adjust the amount of water in the bucket, too much and it will spill over the sides. You will probably need to top up the water in hot weather.
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Place your pond less water feature in your garden, balcony or courtyard and enjoy.

Suggested materials for this project:

  • Bucket or pail  (vintage shop)
  • Water pump  (amazon)
  • Pebbles  (pound shop)
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Abi Partridge

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