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Linlithgow wildlife pond

Pond Tips – Linlithgow Wildlife Pond

This is part of a big wildlife pond Stuart has just finished near Linlithgow. The beach, large stones, timber and heavy planting with big native plants (marsh marigold, flag iris, water forget me not, water mint etc.) all provide different structures for invertebrates and amphibians...

Habitat Creation

Pond Tips – Habitats

Here are some photos of one of our recent habitat creation jobs for Froglife. These two pools have Bentomat liners under them, not our usual EPDM liner. Another unusual element for us is that they are not planted. In some ways this is the ideal...

These are my favourite ornamental fish, golden orfe - long lived and beautiful.

Pond Tips for June

These are my favourite ornamental fish, golden orfe - long lived and beautiful. Try not to feed your pond fish too much. The more you feed them the more nutrients end up in the water and the more likely you are to have problems with green...

The best liner is Firestone EPDM which we get from Gordon Low Products

Pond Tips – Building Ponds

April’s pond tips are about the various types of material you can use to make a pond with. The commonest means of retaining water for a pond is a flexible liner. This has lots of advantages – it is relatively cheap and will take pretty...

Filtration Unit

Pond Tips -Pond Filtration

March's pond tips concern the complicated subject of pond filtration. The first thing to say is that about 90% of the pools and water features we build have no filtration on them at all. The best way to keep water clear and oxygenated is to...