Timber garden decking never seems to lose its popularity, and why should it, when it's such a useful way of extending your living and entertaining space. Andy Taylor explains why decking is so easy to install and how best to look after it.
GardenSite have recently started to stock the full range of Pontec pond products, top quality, high performance, and mostly German engineered solids handling pumps, fountain pumps and pond vacuums.
As you may, or may not be aware, Pontec is a brand which is owned by industry leaders Oase. They are renowned for their high quality products so it's great that they offer a budget brand with the same reliability.
Pontec's range of solids handling pumps are called PondoMax Pond Pumps which are able to handle up to 4mm, this means that they won't clog up like smaller fountain pumps. This makes them ideal if you're looking to feed your waterfall or send waste straight into a filter unit.
They're also very easy to maintain, the strainer cage opens easily and the rotor can be removed when carrying out your routine maintenance.
The power consumption on these pumps and all of the Pontec range is extremely low, this makes them very economical to run.
The PondoVario is Pontec's name for their fountain pumps which will give you a decorative spray, this also adds oxygen into your pond which is great for aquatic life and also helps to keep the pond clean and clear.
There are 4 fountain attachments included with each pump, these are called: Vulkan, Jets, Bell and Calyx. All pumps which are designed to go outdoors come with a 10 metre (33 feet) length of electrical cable. Plugs are not included for safety reasons.
Water feature pumps will send water through a pipe to the top of a feature fountain or decorative feature. They are compact hence the name PondoCompact, this makes them ideal for fitting into the small gaps inside water features.
All of these PondoCompact pumps come with a two year guarantee from your purchase date, so if you have any problems that are covered under the guarantee you can simply return it to be repaired or replaced, whichever is the best option.
We've been stocking the Pontec Pondomatic for quite some time now and it's been a real success. People have commented on how well it's worked to keep their pond clean and that's given us confidence to keep it as part of our product range.
It has a 30 litre collection tank with a 1400 powerful motor which will remove silt and debris from the bottom of your pond. Complete with four metres of suction hose and three nozzles for different types of jobs including blanket weed removal, small crevices and the bottom of the pond where you'll find gravel at times.
Although the days are short and the view from our Garden Centre is dull and overcast, David Coton suggests various jobs that can be done in the garden during the month of January.
The Halls range of highly popular greenhouses has featured on GardenSite for many years, and for the 2019 season the UK's leading greenhouse manufacturer will have a new corporate image and a revolutionary new product – the Qube.
Robert Hall reviews the new Halls Qube Greenhouse, stating that; this is a major evolutionary step in greenhouse design. Read his full review of the new range here.
GardenSite were once again pleased to support the Boldmere Community Festival which took place on 18 November, with the Christmas Lights switched on by Alan Gardner, well known for his appearances as TV's Autistic Gardener.