Category Archives for Garden Ponds

Oxygenating Plants and Floating Aquatics

Aquatics for Oxygenating These are very useful as oxygenaters and to provide protection for young fish: Callitriche aquatica (verna) (Water Starwort) A native species affording protection and shade for young fish and water insects; as their dense tufts of pea-green … Continue reading

29. May 2013 by admin
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Encouraging Wildlife into Your Garden Pond

In a balanced garden there should be a stable food chain of prey and predator. For example, destroying all of the greenfly in a garden will deprive ladybirds and blue tits of food. And a garden without any slugs at … Continue reading

23. March 2012 by admin
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Plants for the Garden Pond

The attraction of a good pond is about far more than just the water. Once the pond is installed you can grow a wonderful selection of aquatic and moisture-loving plants with colourful flowers and foliage that combine to make your … Continue reading

07. March 2012 by admin
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How to Clean a Garden Pond

It is easier to clean a rigid sided pond than it is one with a flexible liner. With the latter there is always the risk of tearing the material as you walk on it or scrub it vigorously, particularly if … Continue reading

07. March 2012 by admin
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How to Make a Concrete Pond

Making a pond from poured concrete was once very common, but today you are more likely to come across pre-cast blocks built to form the frame of the pond, after which a flexible liner is used to hold the water. … Continue reading

06. March 2012 by admin
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Flexible UPVC Liners for Garden Ponds

These are basically lengths of waterproof sheeting, enabling you to build a pond of any shape or size. More planning is required for this type of pond, and calculating the amount of liner you need is not always easy. This … Continue reading

06. March 2012 by admin
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How to Install a Rigid Pond Liner

With this type of pond, the hole into which the unit will sit is crucially important. If your chosen pond is a regular or symmetrically shaped unit (square, circle, rectangle, oval, etc.), turn it upside down, and position it so … Continue reading

06. March 2012 by admin
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Building a Garden Pond and Choosing the Right Materials

Ponds need to be watertight and, within reason, it does not matter how this is achieved. When it comes to the material used to form the base and sides of your pond, there are three main options: 1. Preformed rigid … Continue reading

06. March 2012 by admin
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Garden Pond Styles

A small water feature could be a pebble fountain or a half-barrel with a trickling urn, both of which are ideal accompaniments to a tiny town garden or patio area. Garden ponds, perhaps 1-2m (3-6ft) across, are what most gardeners … Continue reading

06. March 2012 by admin
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Garden Ponds: Assessing Your Garden

Existing features Your garden is unique in the opportunities that it has to offer and the constraints that it might impose. So before you install your water feature, you should assess what features are already there, and how they might … Continue reading

06. March 2012 by admin
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