So I threw myself into another gardening experiment. I love water features in the garden and I plan to build a wildlife pond in our cottage garden. At the same time, I would love to have a piece of water also here at home, so I searched the internet for some inspiration and I made a simple mini pond from a large flower container.
Time will show if everything goes well, but theoretically, in keeping with the basic rules, there is no reason not to grow water plants at least during the summer. The advantage of small pond is mainly that you can change the water regularly (I plan to water the rest of the balcony with it) to reduce the growth of any algae.
Overall, the planting took me only a few minutes, I still have to install a solar fountain, and I consider filling the bottom with aquarium gravel as a substrate for bacteria that will serve as biological filtration. I’ll definitely post an update when everything settles down.