Rainwater for your pond

Rainwater for garden ponds is easiest to come by from two places: the sky and the roof.

Even in the dry south of England a lot of water will simply fall straight into your pond. If it all came at once it would be enough to fill a pond half a meter deep.

And a roof – whether house, shed or greenhouse – will provide pretty much all the water you could need unless you have an absolutely huge pond.

Since my pond first filled in May 2007, I have not had to top it up at all – it has been kept pretty much brim full by the rain. So much so that I haven’t needed the water butts at all.

Water from the roof today

Water from the roof today

In fact I wish it would go down more – it was designed to!

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