If you want to make your garden the ultimate place to relax and unwind then you can do no better than to invest in a garden water feature.
Water features create a focal point in the garden that you garden plants can be centred around.
With a variety of styles to choose from, such as traditional to contemporary water features, there is something for every garden. Some even have additional features such as LED lights and a place for your flowers to be planted for extra colour and texture.
Many water features are now made from hard wearing polyester resin that will not rust or rot, lasting for many years.
Most water features are supplied with power leads and pumps and are easy to install. Once installed, all you need to do is switch the pump on with the outdoor cable and the submersible pump will circulate the water. Solar powered water features are also available.
Water features create a tranquil haven for birds and other wildlife in your garden and are a perfect alternative to birdbaths.
If you are lucky to have LED lights built into your water feature, you will be able to enjoy your water feature at night just as much as in the daytime, enjoying the ambience of running water whenever you want.
I have worked for Thompson & Morgan for nearly four years. In that time I have learnt lots about gardening, but consider myself very much a novice. I have started growing veg on a colleague’s allotment and also growing windowsill seeds such as Salad Leaves and Rocket. I love gaining more knowledge about horticulture and am lucky enough to work here.
I love water features I am lucky mum gave us a blue ceramic jug and bowls water feature that gets put away at the end of the seasons before the frost. It’s solar powered so no running costs. We have it set just off the patio at the edge of the Rose, and herb garden, where the house sparrows blackbirds and magpies feel safe to bathe and drink even if we are in the kitchen window. We do have a proper bird bath for the birds next to their feeding post, but as far as we know this is just used by the magpies for dipping bread crusts in to soften before eating. Our water butt from the greenhouse drain pipes has no lid as its about two foot wide there’s always insects skating or drinking from it. Occasionally we have to rescue a drowning bee from it too.
Can’t wait for your next article.
Love Amanda x