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A Beginner's Guide to Fish Breeding
A Beginner's Guide to Fish Breeding
It isn't difficult to encourage breeding in your pond; a little attention to a few simple basics and you'll soon be producing new generations of home grown fish....
A Beginner's Guide to Keeping Koi
A Beginner's Guide to Keeping Koi
With their colourful patterns and imposing size, carp are undoubtedly one of the most impressive of all pond fish - but they do have some special needs all of their own....
All About Pond Dipping
All About Pond Dipping
Pond dipping is an excellent way to entertain young naturalists and inspire the next generation of pond-keepers; with a few necessary safety precautions, it is…...
Choosing the Right Fish for Your Pond
Choosing the Right Fish for Your Pond
How the size, depth and planting can be important in selecting the right fish for a pond, with a short guide to some of the more commonly sold kinds....
Dealing With Pond Pests and Predators
Dealing With Pond Pests and Predators
Although many of the pests encountered in the pond are familiar, dealing with them often calls for a slightly different approach from the rest of the garden....
Encouraging Wildlife to Your Pond
Encouraging Wildlife to Your Pond
Garden ponds can be a valuable resource for wildlife; how a few simple steps can make the difference and increase the numbers and types of creatures visiting yours....
Fish Diseases and Ailments
Fish Diseases and Ailments
Pond fish suffer from their share of health problems, so it pays to have a good working knowledge of the diseases and ailments likely to affect them....
Frogs and Frogspawn
Frogs and Frogspawn
With the decline in natural wetlands, frogs have become common inhabitants of our ponds and gardens; how to make your pond amphibian friendly and encourage frogs to stay....
Growing Water Lilies Successfully
Growing Water Lilies Successfully
Water lilies are some of the most striking of water plants and make a great addition to any pond; careful planting and maintenance are the keys to success....
How Wildlife Friendly is Your Pond?
How Wildlife Friendly is Your Pond?
If you've ever wondered just how wildlife friendly your pond is, here's a quick quiz to help you find out....
Looking After Your Fish
Looking After Your Fish
Poor husbandry accounts for around 90 per cent of pond fish disease and death; the role water chemistry, proper feeding and early disease detection play in helping…...
Newts and Toads
Newts and Toads
Introducing the less common visitors to our garden ponds – the toad, largest of the European tail-less amphibians and the three British newts, one of which is a…...
Pond Life - Dragonflies and Their Relatives
Pond Life - Dragonflies and Their Relatives
One of the first living things to take to the air, dragonflies are still with us today, living fascinating lives and needing good ponds to call home....
Pond Snails in Your Pond
Pond Snails in Your Pond
Pond snails provoke strong views amongst water gardeners; even if they are never going to be your favourite kind of pond-life, freshwater snails are a fascinating…...
Preventing and Treating Plant Eating Insects and Other Pests
Preventing and Treating Plant Eating Insects and Other Pests
Using conventional insecticides around the pond is fraught with difficulties; common plant-eating insects and other pests and how to control them in a water garden....
Protecting Your Pond Life From Predators
Protecting Your Pond Life From Predators
Predators are inevitably drawn to easy meals; some of the ways available to try to stop them from decimating the fish, frogs and other aquatic life in your pond....
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