No room for a pond? Grow and display waterlilies in a container, says Michelle Place one waterproof pot inside another. Sizes will depend on the growth of the water lily…

Using barley straw or bottles of extract to clear garden ponds of algae could become illegal – due to a “bonkers” ruling by Brussels bureaucrats.  The EU wants to classify…

Amateur Gardening has challenged the environment secretary over the ludicrous hosepipe bans. We demanded to know why no new reservoirs have been built, despite the UK’s population increasing by 10…

A charity is probing gardeners’ water conservation habits. The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trusts (WWT) is running a water butt survey. “A poll three years ago found that nearly two thirds…

After a bitter winter of snow and ice, gardeners are being warned to prepare for drought and possible hosepipe bans. The UK had 38 per cent less rain than normal…

water container, topping up water levels

You don’t need a large pond to get water gardening. Many pond plants will grow happily in a small watertight container. Amateur Gardening’s Kris Collins shows how to set up…