Posted: 05/05/2013 at 23:39
I am currently in the process of setting up my small pond. It's a Bermuda cove preformed one ( 84cm/64cm. Its sited in a sunny/shaded spot come late afternoon., we started it last week ( could only put tap water in) and already it's gone a bit green and a few bubbles on top of the green bit.
The max depth is 30cm In the middle. I have two marginal plants. ( can't remember names sorry but one has tall reeds and the other is sporting pretty delicate white flowers.
I have also just bought a floating plant 'nymphaea pygmaea (red Pygmy) water Lilly and for the oxygenators I have a bunch (10) of 'elodea crispa and a starwort plant. (Still to arrive this week )There are also 2 water cress stems floating in it that my husband put in.
I'm wondering if this is enough for my little wildlife pond and also how do I plant the aquatic plants? I have some pond baskets and 3 hessian squares. I'm guessing that I need to buy aquatic compost? I have a bag of small pebbles in the shed. Will they be ok to weigh the soil down?
Apologies for all the questions but I'm v new to gardening and I really want to get my pond balanced out so hopefully the frogs will approve of it Any tips would be gratefully received.