Category Archives for Water Features

Rock Gardens and Water Feature Pools

Fish and Plants Plants or fish should not be put into the water directly the pool is filled. Certain harmful matters in the concrete should first be eliminated. Fill the pool with water and leave it for two or three … Continue reading

09. June 2013 by admin
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The Care of Water Features

Occasionally in the life of any small pond it will be found desirable to give it a thorough clean out. In a small pool the best way to arrange for an outlet for cleaning purposes is by way of a … Continue reading

29. May 2013 by admin
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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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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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Recommended Water Plants for the Garden Pond

Submerged oxygenating plants  To start a pool off the more submerged oxygenating plants there are the better. They can always be weeded out with a rake if they become too prolific. They are generally supplied as cuttings and may be … Continue reading

07. September 2011 by admin
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Fountains, Waterfalls, Bog Gardens and Aquatic Plants

Fountains and Waterfalls These are easily made using modern pumps designed for underwater or pondside operation. The earth taken out for making a pool is often piled up to make a rock garden in which the above-mentioned rigid liners may … Continue reading

07. September 2011 by admin
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Materials for Creating and Lining Garden Ponds

Laminated Reinforced Nylon PVC  The most expensive of these materials are strong enough to support water in a pool of almost any size, and it could be constructed by welding the edges together. Cheaper materials in this range would be … Continue reading

07. September 2011 by admin
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Water and Bog Gardens

Water adds a new dimension to any garden. Its ever-changing face reflects the open sky and the passing clouds, its surface ripples gently in the wind or is troubled by the playing of a fountain, while beneath the surface, in … Continue reading

07. September 2011 by admin
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Creating Water Garden Features

There is no doubt that one of the most fascinating features which can be constructed in a garden is one which involves the use of water. Water has its own particular charm and there is a considerable therapeutic effect when … Continue reading

13. August 2011 by admin
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Water Garden Plant Types

In Deep and Shallow Waters Water can be used as a medium in which to grow a quite different range of plants: aquatics actually in it, and bog plants in the wet soil immediately around it. They are not incompatible … Continue reading

15. April 2011 by admin
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