Whether it's a bleak December or the more mild weather we are becoming used to, you can still spend useful time in the garden. David Coton suggests the jobs that can occupy the shortening days.
Dan Everton explains why it is important to calculate your correct pond capacity, to enable the right level of filtration to be chosen for your pond and to provide a guide as to the minimum flow rate required in conjunction with any pond filter.
When visiting our Aquatics Superstore to buy a pump or filter, or when buying any of our Pond Products online it is important to calculate the correct amount of water in your pond.
The easiest way to do this is to measure the length, the width and the depth of your pond in feet.
If your pond is not a regular shape you will need to work out the average of all sizes and use this to calculate the capacity.
Once you have all three dimensions, you need to multiply these all together and then multiply this calculation by 6.25.
e.g. a pond that is 10 feet long and 10 feet wide and 2 feet deep would use the calculation: 10 x 10 x 2 = 200
200 x 6.25 = 1,250 gallons (remember this is a guide!)
If you require this capacity in litres which most companies now work with, you will need to multiply the number of gallons by 4.5.
e.g. calculate the number of litres by knowing the pond is 1,250 gallons:
1,250 x 4.5 = 5,625 litres.
Again this will give you a guide when your visit our Aquatics Department or order online or call us.
This calculation also works the opposite way, to find the number of gallons from the known number of litres in your pond, by dividing instead of multiplying.
e.g. calculate the number of gallons, knowing the pond is 1,250 litres.
1,250 / 4.5 = 277.77 gallons.
Although the days are short and the view from our Garden Centre is frosty and overcast, Andy Taylor suggests various jobs that can be done in the garden during the month of January.
Showcasing young musical talent, this year's Winter Concert at Arthur Terry School was an outstanding success and took place against the stunning backdrop of a Christmas Tree donated by GardenSite.
It was quite an honour for GardenSite to be asked to supply the Christmas Tree to Birmingham New Street Station this year, and to celebrate we're offering a Champagne High Tea to the winners of a seasonal selfie competition.
With Storm Caroline reeking havoc many people are likely to be contacting their insurance companies at some time regarding damage caused to sheds, greenhouses, fences and other garden property. Robert Hall explains how GardenSite.co.uk can help with an independent insurance quote and claim.