Q – I am planning to install a water feature in my garden what do you consider to be the main installation requirements that I would need to consider before going ahead.

A – Whatever style of water feature you choose the basic requirement, whether moving or still, is that there must be a reliable easy to access source of clean water, either natural or mains. Also you will need a container that will hold sufficient water for the intended purpose without leaking. This could be a pool liner, concrete, fibre glass or bentonite; just so long as it suits your garden and does a proper job. Ultimatelyit is down to your budget but certainly something like a gentle trickle of water emerging from an old clay pipe can easily be turned into a resplendent feature that takes your breath away.