The Stopwatch Gardener

A gardening blog from Sheila M. Averbuch

Non-tacky garden wall fountains are hard to find




In 2007 I started collecting pictures of garden water features I’d like to have, but the reality at retail level was disappointing. Unless I wanted a leprechaun spitting into a pot of gold, shops both online and off-line were destined to be a dead-end for me.

After much thinking, searching and persuading of my husband to organize an electrician and an outside power point, I have assembled this (admittedly blurry) slate coloured fountainhead in the shape of a lizard, pouring into a stone-effect slate coloured trough which is in fact fiberglass. In the foreground is a hellebore. The fountain head is from Haddonstone and the trough from Dunbar Garden Centre near me here in East Lothian in Scotland.

I promise to post more pictures of the wall fountain as soon as the growth is more lush and/or I found some way to disguise the transparent pipe that carries water from the submerged pump in the trough up to the fountainhead.

Apologies for the ten-month absence on this blog. I became ill and stressed last May and needed to step right back from lots of things, including the podcast I had been publishing on this blog. However I plan to start posting at least monthly here again.

What are you doing in your garden this month? Does March make you feel as restless and as eager to garden as it makes me? Leave a comment below.

posted under Garden design, Gardening
9 Comments to

“Non-tacky garden wall fountains are hard to find”

  1. On March 19th, 2015 at 6:37 pm Tricia Kennedy Says:

    This is the most frustrating month! Soil almost always too wet to do anything with, dry days not often enough…am so keen to get planting for ‘Flowers from the Farm’ cut flowers that some of us are trying to produce – Scottish flowers into every vase in the country!

  2. On March 19th, 2015 at 9:34 pm Steve Hudson Says:

    Sorry to hear you’ve been unwell, I hope you’re recovering. Thanks for the Haddonstone mention, I looked it up on the net, fantastic water features.
    Wish you well, keep posting, I’ve missed your posts.

  3. On March 19th, 2015 at 10:22 pm The StopWatch Gardener Says:

    Thanks Steve for your good wishes and for bearing with my long silence

  4. On March 19th, 2015 at 10:24 pm The StopWatch Gardener Says:

    I’d love to see more Scottish flowers for sale…I always check the label when buying. Good luck with your soil & hope you get planting soon Tricia

  5. On March 20th, 2015 at 10:00 am Tricia Kennedy Says:

    I would just like to add that I too have missed your posts – didn’t know that the reason for the silence was that you had not been well – hope all good now and that you are able to enjoy your garden again. I will try to bring some cut flowers to your next plant / flower sale! Tricia

  6. On March 20th, 2015 at 12:31 pm The StopWatch Gardener Says:

    Tricia that’s very kind! Most likely I will do the sale again in May 2016. I appreciate your support. Feeling better now and trying to get my life into balance.

  7. On March 22nd, 2015 at 1:43 pm Vanessa Mann Says:

    So sorry to read why you’ve been away so long, but it’s great to have you back! Looking forward to a new year of posts from north of the border. Best wishes, Vanessa – Cambridge

  8. On August 14th, 2015 at 5:31 am Karen - Says:

    You have no news for 10 months and now you come back to write. What is the reason you want to write again? Yes, I’m waiting for more pictures and I hope you can write, at least, an article in a month.

  9. On March 21st, 2016 at 5:28 pm The StopWatch Gardener Says:

    Hi Karen and sorry – I’m busy writing a book so dropped out of sight for a while!

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