After the recent spell of hot weather, David Coton was glad to see the recent rain freshening up the Garden Centre and he has these suggestions for some of the jobs that need to be done during August.
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..
David Coton was recently invited to the exclusive launch of Grange's new products for 2018, the result of significant investment that the garden structures and fencing firm have received from their Polish parent company.
David Coton suggests that there are plenty of gardening jobs that need to be done in November, from why you shouldn't throw away your fallen leaves to how to take care of your vegetable patch.
In October, David Coton is getting the garden prepared for the onset of colder weather but, at the same time, the arrival of spring bulbs in the garden centre is a reminder that you should also now be planning ahead for next year.
At GLEE this year David Coton visited the VegTrug stand to find out how their specially designed space saving planters can encourage us to grow more of our own food without the use of pesticides.