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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...

Here's a common toad, note the trademark horizontal iris and watch out for the poisonous skin! Photo by Phil Johnston.

Pond Tips – Amphibians

November's pond tips are all about amphibians - toads, frogs and newts. At this time of year they are all starting to hibernate. Some will do so in your pond but most will actually be out in your garden under logs or stones or at...