Although the weather is feeling decidedly chilly for the time of the year, during May the threat of frost will pass and, with spring well under way, David Coton is in no doubt that this is going to be a busy month in the garden.
Oase Stone Liner is an ideal way to bridge the gap between liner and the edge of your pond. Without bridging the gap you can end up with a clear boundary which makes the pond look unnatural.
A robust but decorative liner which is coated with genuine pebbles for a realistic, natural look, the Oase Stone Liner is the perfect way to cover that gap between the end of your pond and liner. It's suitable for use under or out of your pond water and will survive for many years.
Adding stones or gravel into the bottom of a pond is a dangerous thing to do, a large amount of them will allow silt and debris to build up where you can't remove it, even by using a pond vacuum. This liner is a perfect way of avoiding the problem, it will sit nicely at the bottom giving a gravel effect and not allowing the build up of this waste.
If desired you can bond it onto your PVC or rubber liner, the best way to do this is with Oase's Uni-Fix product which is as simple as using decorative silicone.
The fleece coating underside also means that, if placed over soil, weeds are not going to grow through. The liner was previously made using PVC which was unfortunately much heavier and harder to work with, luckily Oase noticed this and changed the product for the better.
Available only in the sand colour which is shown, Oase currently produce Stone Liner at four widths and these are: 0.4 metre (1ft 3 inches), 0.6 metre (1ft 11 inches), 1 metre (3ft 3 inches) and 1.2 metres (3ft 9 inches) wide. All of these rolls are 0.5mm thick. We sell our Oase Stone Liner per running metre to customers and of course half metre lengths are also available for those who only need a small amount.
It's guaranteed for 3 years by Oase so this should give you peace of mind. If it starts to fall apart, which is extremely unlikely, then you can simply ask that it is replaced.
The really great thing about this product is that it can be used for other applications such as a pathway, ideal on its own or as a base underneath pebbles so you can't see the ground below.
We even had one customer who purchased the widest size Stone Liner for his duck pond to give them something to grip onto when getting in and out, as they were slipping on the traditional liner and disappearing back into the pond..
Dazzling with colourful interest in the brilliant sunshine, this year's Hampton Court Palace Flower Show will prove to be a tremendous attraction for everyone as it caters for both keen gardeners and families who just what a day out in magnificent surroundings.
After all the dry hot weather that much of the country has experienced over the last few weeks, the lavender in David Coton's garden is at its most colourful and scented, he's cutting the flowerheads to make lavender biscuits or drying them for pot pourri. Here are more jobs you can do in the garden during July.
At this time of the year you'll find a fabulous selection of summer bedding at our Garden Centre in Birmingham. David Coton will be planting the bedding in containers this month to achieve a wonderful display of colour and here are some other jobs to do in the garden in June.
As part of a project designed to sow ideas, grow inspiration and cultivate futures, 300 London schools are growing their own picnic this summer and their reward could be a £500 voucher from GardenSite.