Wetland gardening

Water is a basic necessity of life, and wetlands play a vital role in conserving it.  This section of the website is devoted to that part of the indigenous garden that is often omitted from the design of a garden.

Wetlands, whether it be a small bird bath or bird drinker, or a large expanse of marshland, will attract more bird and small animal life to the garden than all the food and snacks that the average householder can afford - and at very small cost.  They provide water where birds and animals can quench their thirst or bathe, water creatures for birds such as the African Jacana and ducks to feed on, and nesting and roosting places for those birds that live in reed beds.

Click on one of the links below to navigate to articles on the various topic covered in this section of the website:

Garden ponds 

Creating a wetland in your garden