What To Do In The Garden In May

Wildlife

With the recent hot weather encouraging everyone out into the garden and the threat of frost disappearing during May, David Coton is in no doubt that this is going to be a busy month.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Monday, 30th of April, 2018.

What To Do In The Garden In April

Flowers

With warmer weather and Easter coming along soon, the garden centre is getting increasingly busy with customers stocking up on bedding plants to fill planters, borders and hanging baskets with colour that will last all summer. There are always plenty of jobs to do in the garden during April and David Coton has these suggestions.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Thursday, 29th of March, 2018.

What To Do In The Garden In August

Aquatics

After the recent record breaking spell of hot weather, David Coton was glad to see recent rain freshening up the Garden Centre, but the sweltering heat is set to continue and he has these suggestions for some of the jobs that need to be done in the garden during August.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Friday, 27th of July, 2018.

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.

Tetra Survey Proves Pets Are Good For Children

Bermuda

Tetra have been innovators in the world of aquatics for over 60 years, and Ellie Goodall has been reading a research survey they have recently published proving that keeping a pet is good for your children.

Author: Andrew Taylor

Written by Andrew Taylor.
Published on Monday, 27th of June, 2016.

GardenSite Visits Oase Living Water In Germany

biOrb

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.

OASE Acquires BiOrb's Reef One

Fish Tanks

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.

Why Carol Klein Loves The Water Lily

Aquatics

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

Author: Andrew Taylor

Written by Andrew Taylor.
Published on Wednesday, 12th of August, 2015.

GardenSite Supports BBC DIY SOS with a biOrb Fish Tank

Aquatics

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 pool and 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.

Oase Stone Liner Reviewed

Fountains

An Oase Stone Liner is the ideal way to disguise the edge of your pond. As David Coton found out, this high quality product provides a quick and easy solution if you want a pond that has a completely natural appearance.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Thursday, 1st of May, 2014.

Guide to Pond Plants

Pond Liner

This guide by Dan Everton will help you to understand pond plants better and to be able to make an informed choice when you decide to add them into your pond.

Author: Dan Everton

Written by Dan Everton.
Published on Thursday, 31st of March, 2016.

Garden Pond Filters FAQ

Aquatics

David Coton has put together this FAQ feature on garden pond filters to address some of the questions asked by people new to pond and fish keeping, and hopefully, make it easier for others to make their choices.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Tuesday, 4th of March, 2014.

Oase Commercial Projects and Lake Management

Pond Maintenance

Oase was originally founded as a repair shop for agricultural machines in Germany in 1948, today it is one of the leading brands in both domestic and commercial fountain technology.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Tuesday, 4th of March, 2014.

biOrb Aquariums

Fountains

Thinking outside the box isn't commonly associated in the world of aquariums but biOrb is a company who have done just that, designing and marketing a ground breaking range of aquariums and accessories that are so innovative that they have created their own market sector.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Friday, 22nd of November, 2013.

Reef-One Launch the biOrb LIFE 15 Litre

Aquatics

If you're a fan of biOrb products, and in particular the popular LIFE range of aquariums, then you will be pleased to hear that Reef-One have announced the launch of the biOrb LIFE 15 litre.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Friday, 9th of August, 2013.

What To Do In The Garden In December

biOrb

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 during the last month of the year. David Coton suggests some garden jobs that can occupy the short days.

Author: David Coton

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

Winter Products To Combat Ice And Snow

December

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.

Gardening Trends Highlighted At Glee

Winter Ponds

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.

GardenSite Launches New Water Feature TV Advertising Campaign

Outdoor Furniture

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.

Using Water Butts To Conserve Autumn Rainfall

Pond Construction

You might think that Britain is drenched by a deluge of water throughout the year, but regular hose pipe bans prove otherwise. That's why we need to conserve the rainfall that we receive and Nathan James Dodd thinks the best way of achieving this is to use a water butt.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Wednesday, 14th of October, 2015.

Seasonal Gardening - Be Prepared for Autumn

water

Autumn gardening is unfortunately about saying farewell to the warm summer days and Nathan James Dodd has a few suggestions on how best to prepare for winter.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Tuesday, 13th of October, 2015.

Decorate Your Aquarium With Ornaments

Garden Furniture

Aquarium ornaments range from the naturalistic through decorative to what might be called novelty items. Dan Everton says that all add interest and form part of a pleasing aquascape.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Friday, 21st of August, 2015.

How To Choose Pond Plants

Screen

A great looking pond always has a full complement of plants that bring it to life and encourage wildlife to flourish. Here's Dan Everton's guide to choosing the correct plants for your pond.

Author: Dan Everton

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

Creating A Classical Garden

Pond Plants

Garden Statuary, crafted in high quality materials, comes in many forms and here David Coton chooses some busts, sculptures, statues and water features that can create a genuine classical ambiance in any outdoor space.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Friday, 29th of May, 2015.

How to Calculate your Pond Capacity

Haddonstone

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.

Author: Dan Everton

Written by Dan Everton.
Published on Wednesday, 25th of March, 2015.

Review Of Strata's Natural Stone Range

Pond Maintenance

Natural stone, especially beautiful sandstone with its veins of rich colour, is a wonderful material from which to craft garden planters, water features and benches. David Coton explains why the Strata Natural Stone range, now available on GardenSite, should find a home in every garden.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Wednesday, 7th of January, 2015.