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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...

Herons are very efficient fish catchers so if one homes in on your pond then it can be very difficult to keep your fish in one piece. Photo by Phil Johnston

Pond Tips – Protecting Fish

One of the common problems that people have with ponds over the winter (and at other times of year) is herons taking the fish. Despite information to the contrary herons are not particularly territorial and can tell the difference between a real heron and a...

Pond cleaning on a grand scale, plenty of silt here!

Pond Tips – Winter Maintenance

One of the jobs for autumn/winter is to cut back the dead growth on the marginal plants surrounding your pond. However this dead growth is quite important for both invertebrates and amphibians as an overwintering area. If possible then, leave cutting it back until the...