Firstly I placed some old bricks inside to raise the level of the plant baskets slightly higher so the stems would reach out the top of water enough to grow well.
How to Make an Easy Mini Aquatic Plants Pond With an Old Metal Washtub
I had a problem with my koi carp fish always gobbling up any aquatic plants I tried to grow in my pond and so I decided to create separate mini pond in the corner using an old galvanised wash tub that they couldn’t destroy!
I begin lining the inside of the ‘specially designed for ponds’ plastic plant baskets with perforations. I used pond plant liners.
It is ok to overhang the lining as it can be cut off after potted.
next I fill the basket with special aquatic compost that is suitable for pond plants.
i chose a range of aquatic plants and different sized baskets to give a variety of interest. I place plants carefully in the soil.
On top of the soil i sprinkle layer of aquatic pebble stones. I spread these evenly and press down to prevent the soil from coming out into the water and making it muddy.
I fill more baskets with different plants and repeat process.
And I begin cutting around the excess lining overhang of the baskets to neaten edges.
I use variety of shades of green and soon to be colourful flowering and plants in an arrangement that fits and will create an lovely plant pond and haven for birds to bath too!
I decide placement of pots into tub on top of the bricks. I arrange them in a way that allows growth and space and also varied heights.
I then top up with the Water hose to bring the level up.
I am so loving this gorgeous old water tub pond and can’t wait till it grows and bursts with flowers!
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