Posted: 23/03/2012 at 12:31
I bought a small tin bath last year and successfully set it up. It had a thick covering of ice in the winter and, having checked there was 'no one at home' I have emptied it and plan to start again. I found an old RHS book which shows various ways to set up such a pond. You can put aquatic compost in the bottom, plant with pond plants, lay a piece of plastic over this and then slowly fill with water. Plants and compost will not be disturbed and the plastic will float to the top. Sounds a bit tricky!. I might put my new pond plants in home made 'sacks' of sacking with aquatic compost and a stone for weight. Then if they die or need replacing I can get them out easily, unlike the previous idea of soil at the bottom.