Wildlife container pond step-by-step

Think you don't have space for a pond? We have the perfect solution - a pond in a pot. Repurpose an old Belfast sink, plastic sand pit or recycling box. Making your very own wildlife-friendly container pond is a perfect weekend project.

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Quick facts

  • Pond-skaters will quickly find your mini-pond
  • Container ponds are great for everyone, even if you only have a balcony or roof terrace
  • Smelly, stagnant water is rarely a problem if you use rainwater and a few plants

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