The answer lies in the soil

The answer lies in the soil

One of the basic rules for effective planting in your pond is to plant each variety of plant into its own planting basket. This allows you to maintain control over the flora of your pond. But the key to successful planting lies with the planting medium you use in your...
Getting rid of silkweed or blanket weed from your pond

Getting rid of silkweed or blanket weed from your pond

Each pond is a mini eco-system. Each element, the water quality, number of plants, and pond life, all combine to balance this little watery world. When the pond is in balance, the water will be clear and your plants, fish and wildlife will be happy. Blanket weed,...
What plants can I put in my Koi pond?

What plants can I put in my Koi pond?

We will often tell you that Koi and pond plants are not friends. Of course you need plants to keep your pond clear and balanced but, the trouble (and joy) with koi is that they are intelligent and inquisitive fish. They are also, by nature, diggers – hence the...
How do I plant up an earth-based pond or lake?

How do I plant up an earth-based pond or lake?

Planting up a lake or a large, earth-based pond poses a different challenge from planting up a lined pond or garden pool. A large earth-based pond or lake environment offers an ideal opportunity for pond plants to run, grow and expand.  You do have to be careful to...
How do I make a wildlife pond?

How do I make a wildlife pond?

Starting from scratch, fill your new wildlife pond from a tap, natural spring or by temporarily diverting a nearby water course.  Don’t use rainwater as this may well be too acidic for pond plants and can contain harmful pollutants. Whatever kind and whatever size of...