Category Archives for Water Gardening

Small Garden Ponds: Formal and Informal

If a small garden of some 12m (40ft) square is to contain a pond and a formal arrangement, it needs careful planning. The formal shape requires a pattern that can be either symmetrical or not, but usually incorporating straight lines … Continue reading

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Diseases that Attack Pond Fish

Most diseases only attack fish in a weakened condition, and can be averted by simple husbandry. Most diseases occur in spring when the fish are coming out of their inactive period with reduced resistance, or in the autumn because they … Continue reading

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Pests in the Garden Pond

The largest pest is usually the heron, a fishing bird with a decidedly fine taste for garden pond fishes; it arrives just after dawn and clears a pond of prize fishes before the owner is awake. Some keepers cover their … Continue reading

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Medium-sized Garden Ponds

Formal ponds A medium-sized garden can incorporate a larger pond and a more complex system of moving water involving streams and waterfalls. This type of design can happily form part of a larger garden, and here the design is concentrated … Continue reading

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Using Concrete to Make Your Pond

Mark out with pegs the area to be covered by the pond. Check the levels with a spirit level to make sure that the whole structure will be set into the ground without any section projecting above the surface; if … Continue reading

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A Raised Pre-cast Garden Pond

A raised pond needs a substantial foundation under the cast to prevent the pond tilting or sinking, and plenty of reserve strength around it to contain the weight and stop the shell distorting and splitting. After placing the shell in … Continue reading

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Using a pre-cast pond shell

Positioning a pre-cast pond is best achieved by inverting the shell and laying it on the ground in the right place and marking its exact outline, but this is unfortunately suitable only for symmetrical pools. Irregular ones have to be … Continue reading

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Using a Plastic Liner for the Garden Pond

Place the pond out in the open where possible; this will encourage good plant growth. Allow plenty of space around it for access to the fish and plants. Mark out the area needed and then check the levels; it is … Continue reading

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Supplying Electricity to the Garden Pond

The combination of electricity and water can be lethal, particularly when a human being joins the two together, but if protected properly it is perfectly safe. The first rule is to make sure that all electrical equipment that is bought … Continue reading

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Water Pumps for the Garden Pond

 If you want to move water from one place to another, then you need to invest in a pump. The performance of any pump is affected by water temperature, pipe width and length, any angles in the pipework or connectors … Continue reading

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