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I have a small corner in my pocket-sized 'garden' where I'd love to have a small water fountain.
I'm not very impressed with the few I've been able to find on the internet - not a great choice and rather repetitive.
Does any member have any suggestions of where to look or how to make my own (please small!) as I have a very good handyman who'd surely do it for me.
(Since I live in Sicily please don't suggest shops - just the items I would need.)
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- Posted: Thu. 15th April 2010 21:52
DIY water feature
From my (very limited!) experience essentially all you need to create your own water fountain is:
• Something to hold a reservoir of water in the ground (e.g. a preformed pond liner or something similar)
• A water pump
• A feature for the water to cascade down - e.g. a ceramic planter, a pile of pebbles, a stone with a hole drilled through the centre. The possibilities are endless, and you can really tailor it to suit your tastes!
• Some sort of grill for the feature to stand on above the reservoir (which can be concealed with pebbles, planting etc.)
I'd suggest it would be a good idea to read up a little before getting stuck in, not only to give you other perspectives on it, but also so you have an understanding of the general mechanics of it, and the sorts of size ratios you'll need to be thinking of. There are plenty of books that you could get online - try 'The Water Gardener', or 'Ponds and Fountains -Quick Guide'.
I hope this helps! What an exciting project - let us know the results.
- Posted: Fri. 16th April 2010 16:02
DIY Water Feature
Hi Katy, thanks for replying with your advice. Sounds more complicated for my handyman than I envisaged!
No problem sourcing the items locally (maybe the pump over the net though).
Found a site last night that gives a good choice and I may just opt for one I saw on it. Anyway, sooner or later, I'll try and post a pic of the feature when installed!
- Posted: Fri. 16th April 2010 16:55