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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

Create wildlife ponds to support a huge range of creatures including invertebrates - pond skaters, water boatmen, water beetles and pond snails as well as amphibians - frogs,...

constructing a formal pond with a shelf for plants

How to construct a formal pond

Building a formal garden pond: Raised ponds - all or partially above ground - Creating a formal shaped pond is possible from bricks or blocks either wholly or...

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

Next – lining the pond hole

Underlining After making the pond profile and removing any sharp stones the hole should be lined with an underlining - geotextile. This will uphold the guarantee for the...

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

Edging an informal wildlife pond

Edge the pond and trap the liner vertically: [caption id="attachment_2380" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Adding stone to the shelf edge[/caption] If you are adding sharp rocks to the shelf area...

preform ponds

How to install preform ponds

Preformed fibreglass ponds The alternative to working with a flexible liner is to purchase a preform fibreglass pond but check carefully for shelf variety and the proportion of...