What To Do In The Garden In August

Wildlife

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.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Thursday, 27th of July, 2017.

Bermuda Aquatics Brand Back In Business

Pond Pumps

The Bermuda brand is back! That's the great news GardenSite partner Andrew Hall has received from Bob Meacham, National Accounts Manager for the new owners Evolution Aqua.

Author: Martyn Loach

Written by Martyn Loach.
Published on Wednesday, 14th of December, 2016.

August Pond Maintenance

Bermuda

Although slightly disappointing at the moment, the summer may well heat up over August, and Dan Everton says this is a time when you must keep checking the health of your pond and aquatic plants.

Author: Dan Everton

Written by Dan Everton.
Published on Monday, 1st of August, 2016.

Reasons To Choose An Intalogs or Blagdon Raised Pond

Pond Filter

There's no doubt that building a pre-formed or liner pond involves a certain amount of hard work, so Nathan James Dodd thinks that a raised version from Intalogs or a Blagdon is well worth considering.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Thursday, 12th of May, 2016.

How To Transform Your Pond With Plants

Aquatics

A pond is an essential part of the garden landscape, and plants transform their appearance as well as ensuring a healthy aquatic environment. Dan Everton, our Aquatics Supervisor, shares his thoughts on the best plants to use.

Author: Dan Everton

Written by Dan Everton.
Published on Wednesday, 11th of May, 2016.

How to Plant Aquatic Pond Baskets

Aquatics

A pond must have plants to increase bio-diversity, enliven it and add interest, and one of the best ways to fill a pond with plants is to use aquatic baskets, Here's Dan Everton's guide to achieve the best results.

Author: Dan Everton

Written by Dan Everton.
Published on Friday, 1st of April, 2016.

GardenSite Visits Oase Living Water In Germany

Pond Plants

Oase is a company that is passionate about water, with a huge range of products that will soon include a brand new indoor aquarium range. That's why I recently went over to Germany with my colleague Andrew Hall to visit their headquarters.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Tuesday, 16th of February, 2016.

How To Prevent Your Pond From Freezing

Aquarium

Although winter may be coming to an end, freezing temperatures are still predicted and Dan Everton from our Aquatics Superstore recommends using ice prevention products to safeguard your pond.

Author: Dan Everton

Written by Dan Everton.
Published on Monday, 22nd of February, 2016.

OASE Acquires BiOrb's Reef One

Winter Ponds

It's just been announced that Reef One, the company that manufactures biOrb aquariums, has been taken over by OASE, themselves a leading name in the aquatics sector. Nathan James Dodd looks forward to GardenSite continuing to sell their top quality products.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Wednesday, 13th of January, 2016.

Autumn Pond Netting

biOrb

When the leaves start falling from the trees it is essential to cover your pond with netting. Here Dan Everton describes the different types of pond netting that will prevent leaves having a detrimental effect on pond water and wildlife.

Author: Dan Everton

Written by Dan Everton.
Published on Tuesday, 13th of October, 2015.

How To Choose A Pond Filter

Aquatics

All ponds need a filtration system to keep the water clean, clear and healthy. As Dan Everton points out, stocking levels of fish are much higher in a garden pond than in the wild and, without a filter, impurities accumulate to create a toxic environment.

Author: Dan Everton

Written by Dan Everton.
Published on Wednesday, 26th of August, 2015.

How To Keep Your Garden Pond Healthy

Pond Maintenance

Dan Everton explains that keeping a pond healthy requires a combination of nature and technology right from the planning stage.

Author: Dan Everton

Written by Dan Everton.
Published on Wednesday, 19th of August, 2015.

Why Carol Klein Loves The Water Lily

Bioforce

The water lily is probably the nation's favourite aquatic plant, and Nathan James Dodd previews the next episode of 'Plant Odysses' in which Carol Klein celebrates its unique characteristics.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Wednesday, 12th of August, 2015.

Which Preformed Pond Should You Choose?

Aquatics

Preformed ponds are a popular alternative to using a liner, Dan Everton explains that they are moulded from plastic or fibre glass and available in a large number of shapes.

Author: Dan Everton

Written by Dan Everton.
Published on Monday, 10th of August, 2015.

How To Choose A Fountain Pond Pump

Winter Ponds

Choosing a pond pump can be very confusing. You'll find a large range of different makes and specifications on GardenSite, and here David Coton explains how to decide which Fountain Pump is best for you and makes the process a whole lot easier!

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Thursday, 16th of April, 2015.

GardenSite Supports BBC DIY SOS with a biOrb Fish Tank

Water Pumps

If you regularly watch DIY SOS, look out for this week's episode in Warrington that features a biOrb aquarium from Gardensite.co.uk

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Wednesday, 10th of September, 2014.

Guide to Coldwater Freshwater and Tropical Aquarium Maintenance

TV

This guide will help you to maintain your freshwater tropical or cold water fish tank with complete ease and set up a regular routine which is simple to stick to.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Monday, 21st of July, 2014.

How to Build a Pebble Fountain in Your Garden

Aquatics

This guide will talk you through how to install a small pebble fountain water feature in your garden. It will bring the beautiful atmosphere of moving water and looks great at the same time.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Friday, 11th of July, 2014.

Aqua Creations Self Contained Water Features

Fountains

One of the most well known suppliers when it comes to resin water features is Aqua Creations, they offer a large range of styles and sizes to suit all tastes.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Wednesday, 9th of July, 2014.

The Benefits Of A Battery Powered Water Feature

Fountains

Blagdon have recently released a line of battery powered water features and fountains, something revolutionary in the aquatics industry and something I believe will be quite popular in the future.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Monday, 30th of June, 2014.

What To Do In The Garden In December

Fountains

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.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Monday, 20th of November, 2017.

May Gardening Jobs

December

Here in Birmingham, the weather has been as changeable as ever, very warm just before Easter followed by a cold spell only last week. During May the threat of further frost will largely pass and, with spring well under way, Robert Hall is in no doubt that this is going to be a busy month in the garden.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Friday, 28th of April, 2017.

April Pond Maintenance

Vegetables

With rising water temperature and kinder weather, April is a good month for pond maintenance and Dan Everton takes a look at the jobs that need to be done this month.

Author: Dan Everton

Written by Dan Everton.
Published on Thursday, 30th of March, 2017.

March Pond Maintenance

Pond Maintenance

Dan Everton's guide to March Pond Maintenance will help you to maintain and reinvigorate your pond, bringing it back to life after the dormant winter months.

Author: Dan Everton

Written by Dan Everton.
Published on Tuesday, 28th of February, 2017.

February Pond Maintenance

Pond Plants

Dan Everton helps you look after your pond during the February with some tips on the precautions you can take to avoid the water freezing over, and advice on keeping fish at this time of the year.

Author: Dan Everton

Written by Dan Everton.
Published on Monday, 30th of January, 2017.

Winter Products To Combat Ice And Snow

Winter Ponds

With a cold snap on the way and freezing weather predicted, Andy Taylor reviews a range of outdoor products that will prove useful over the next few weeks.

Author: Andrew Taylor

Written by Andrew Taylor.
Published on Monday, 9th of January, 2017.

January Pond Maintenance

Winter Ponds

January is of course one of the coldest months of the year, but your garden pond still needs attention and Dan Everton thinks it a great time to clean it out in readiness for the warmer months ahead.

Author: Dan Everton

Written by Dan Everton.
Published on Sunday, 1st of January, 2017.

How To Keep Your Pond Ice Free

Winter Ponds

During the winter months your pond will invariably get covered in ice. What should you do? Dan Everton's guide to keeping your pond from freezing over in the winter will provide the answers.

Author: Dan Everton

Written by Dan Everton.
Published on Monday, 9th of January, 2017.

October Pond Maintenance

Winter Ponds

October is a busy time in the garden and also in the pond. Before the weather starts to change, Dan Everton thinks it important that you get your pond ready for the winter months by giving it some tender loving care.

Author: Dan Everton

Written by Dan Everton.
Published on Saturday, 1st of October, 2016.

Gardening Trends Highlighted At Glee

Pond Cover Netting

Attending Glee, the leading garden and leisure industry show, was a great opportunity for Nathan Dodd to spot trends and anticipate products that will come onto the market in the near future.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Tuesday, 20th of September, 2016.

How to Get Your Pond Ready for Autumn and Winter

Outdoor Furniture

This is our aquatic expert Dan Everton's guide to getting your garden pond ready for Autumn and Winter, as it's important to plan ahead now before the leaves begin to fall and cold weather freezes the water

Author: Dan Everton

Written by Dan Everton.
Published on Friday, 16th of September, 2016.

GardenSite Launches New Water Feature TV Advertising Campaign

Autumn

Following on from GardenSite's successful television advertisements earlier in the year, Senior Partner Robert Hall explains why terrestrial TV is being used for the first time in the current campaign.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Friday, 27th of May, 2016.

How to Build a Pond

Love Your Garden

Today the most popular way to build a pond is to use either a pre-formed shape or a liner, concrete is more time consuming and can be very demanding, Dan Everton compares the merits of each method.

Author: Dan Everton

Written by Dan Everton.
Published on Wednesday, 11th of May, 2016.