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Building a Concrete Pond
Building a Concrete Pond
Building a pond in concrete is a much larger undertaking than simply using a liner, but for some types of pond, it remains the best material for the job....
Building an Ornamental Canal for Your Pond
Building an Ornamental Canal for Your Pond
Ornamental canals are an interesting and unusual way to have moving water in the garden; although time consuming to build, with good planning it should not be a…...
Digging Your Pond
Digging Your Pond
Digging your pond involves a bit more than just setting to with a spade; how to plan and execute the excavation to ensure a successful outcome....
Ditch It! Ornamental & Flood Prevention Feature for Your Garden
A ditch makes an ideal addition to any pond enthusiast’s garden, bringing an ornamental twist to a very traditional idea....
Edging Your Pond
Edging Your Pond
How a pond is edged is probably the largest influence on how well it dovetails into the overall garden design; how to get the final “look” you want....
Famous Garden Ponds and Visitor Attractions
Famous Garden Ponds and Visitor Attractions
The world has no shortage of famous ponds and water features to visit which can often be a valuable source of inspiration for our own garden projects....
Fish Pond or Water Garden?
Fish Pond or Water Garden?
How the addition of fish to a garden pond changes the nature of the water feature and has implications for its upkeep and management....
Fitting and Filling a Liner
Fitting and Filling a Liner
Fitting the liner properly is one of the most important stages in pond construction; how to go about fitting a pre-formed or flexible liner in the excavated hole....
Flexible Pond Liners
Flexible Pond Liners
Comparing the four most commonly used pond liner materials and the benefits and limitations of each in terms of durability, lifespan and initial cost....
How Well Do You Know the World's Famous Water Features?
How Well Do You Know the World's Famous Water Features?
Between natural wonders and man-made marvels, just how well do you know the world’s most famous ponds, fountains and waterfalls? Take our quick quiz and find out....
Making a Bog Garden
Making a Bog Garden
The benefits of a bog garden; how to plan and construct one to ensure that both pond and bog garden complement each other....
Miniature Ponds for Patios and Small Spaces
Miniature Ponds for Patios and Small Spaces
Making a water garden in a container offers an ideal way to add all the features of a conventional pond in miniature to even the smallest patio or corner....
Perfect Plants for the Pond Edge
Perfect Plants for the Pond Edge
Choosing the right plants for the pond edge plays a major part in integrating any water feature with the rest of the garden design....
Picking the Right Pump
Picking the Right Pump
Picking the right pump can sometimes seem a daunting task, but it needn't be; it's all about knowing what you're trying to achieve and doing a little simple maths....
Planning the Pond for All Ability Access
Planning the Pond for All Ability Access
Although the appeal of ponds is universal, not everybody finds it easy to enjoy one. With a little careful planning, however, it is possible to ensure access for all…...
Pre-Formed Pond Liners
Pre-Formed Pond Liners
Pre-formed liners offer one of the quickest routes for would-be pond builders; looking at some of the benefits and limitations of the commonly available pre-formed…...
Raised Ponds
Raised Ponds
Raised ponds are the least familiar of all water gardens, but they have much to offer, especially for gardens where space is limited; planning and building for success....
Siting Your Pond
Siting Your Pond
Picking the right site is a major decision; how to select the best location for the new pond even if your garden seems less than ideal....
Sizing Your Pond
Sizing Your Pond
Sizing the pond is probably the single most important decision after settling its location; making sure that the pond – and its liner – is the right size for its…...
Solar Powered Water Features
Solar Powered Water Features
Today’s range of solar powered water features offer a simple, green and remarkably cost effective alternative to traditional pumps and lighting and best of all,…...
The Microbes in Your Pond
The Microbes in Your Pond
A drop of pond water teems with a huge variety of unseen life and even a modest microscope will give you access to this bizarre and fascinating zoo in miniature....
Water features for backyard gardens
Water features for backyard gardens
There’s always room for a water feature in every garden and with today’s range of options, restricted space certainly doesn’t mean restricted choice....
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