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Posts Tagged ‘build a pond’

We write our pond blog about once a week with tasks to be done in your pond at that time with tips on how to care for your pond and its plants.

We also try and show you the wildlife you can see in your pond.

Our blog contains all the information and expertise we have accumulated over 20 years in the Nursery.

plan a pond profile

Time to plan a pond

Winter is the time to plan a pond. Thinking about this year's new pond project seems preferable to going outside and starting to build it just yet! Spend...

marginal pond planting shelves

Marginal pond plant shelves

Marginal pond planting shelves: When you build your pond create the right depth shelves into your construction. Build the majority of planting shelf at 6 - 8" depth...

swimming ponds

Swimming ponds

With the publicity surrounding the building of the Kings Cross swimming pond these have become quite a talking point at the moment. (image from Kate O'Brien has...

A damselfly Ovipositing on a pygmaea waterlily

Wildlife Ponds

Wildlife ponds support a huge range of creatures: [gallery columns="4" link="file" size="large" ids="204,205,207,208"] invertebrates - dragon and damselflies, pond skaters, water boatmen, water beetles and pond snails amphibians...

Native pond plants

Choose a site to build your pond

Why do you want to build a pond? Is it for fish, wildlife, aquatic plants or as a focal point? [gallery columns="4" link="file" ids="179,180,181,182"] The site and style...

constructing a formal pond with a shelf for plants

How to construct a formal pond

Build a formal garden pond Creating a formal shaped pond is possible from bricks or blocks as:  A raised pond - wholly or partially above ground. Suitable as...

stones of pond edging sat on liner to allow water to rise over the liner floor

Lining the pond hole

Underlining You have dug the pond profile Remove any sharp stones Line the hole with an underlining - geotextile. This will uphold the guarantee for the liner you...

Lay the liner out across the edging shelf and arrange the rocks, stones or logs

Edge an informal wildlife pond

Edge the pond with stones that trap the liner to finish vertically: [gallery columns="1" link="file" size="large" ids="2380"] Before adding rocks to the shelf area lay an off cut...

preform ponds

How to install preform ponds

Preformed fibreglass ponds The alternative to working with a flexible liner is a preform fibreglass pond. Check carefully before purchase for: Shelf variety and the proportion of deep...