I have always wanted running water in my garden and to date that has not happened but this is the year of the water feature.
So far I have two bird baths and a half wine barrel with native
grasses and water lilies. The birds love the old terra cotta variety and not the modern glass look. I suppose the terracotta one is less exposed and more natural looking.
For my new adventure into water features, initially I wanted a running stream like one I have seen in a native garden in Battery Point but I will probably have to settle for something that requires less engineering works. I have lots of books on the subject but am always happy to be directed to websites that might provide ideas.
So far I am keen to have a sandstone seat in a retaining wall at the base of the structure similar to the one in the Botanical Gardens in Hobart at the back of the Fuchsia house. I am thinking of two pools with a small cascade and powered by a solar pump. I want both habitat for frogs and lizards etc as well as the sound of running water. It is a design work in progress. Your advice is keenly sought.