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Simple water station for garden wildlife

We have planted our new border full of plants for pollinators and insects it slowly has become alive over the last month. I suddenly had a thought when the rain stopped and the sun came out we have no water in the garden.

So I needed a plan, I want a wildlife pond but I am not sure where to put this for the best so I did some research and came up with the following.

I brought a glazed plant saucer from the garden centre and a packet of plant topper stones.

I brought the saucer as it is not too deep and it is glazed so the water will not seep out. I wanted not too deep as I have seen too many insects and bees drown in our children's water table. The stones where a good size to allow insects to take water and hopefully not drown.

I found a spot in the middle of the flower bed which is not in full sun.

So far what has been lovely is the birds are using it and I hope in time others will.

It was under £10 to make and should add that extra important feature when supporting wildlife.

Baby Bird enjoying the water

Navigating Baby


  1. I did the same with a big plastic pot-saucer, which cost £2.45 or something, plus a few stones from my own garden!

  2. I love this, simple is the way forward in garden features for me #DreamTeam

  3. ah great - it's amazing how much wildlife just a little bit of water can attract :) #dreamteam

  4. I love this idea, but I fear my Gatsby will lap it all up before any wildlife come by. It is worth a try though! #dreamteam xoxo

  5. I love this idea so much. It's fantastic to think that such a little change in the garden can have such a huge impact on nature. I'm saving this one to do over the summer holidays with the little one. Thanks for joining us for the #dreamteam xx


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