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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dan Everton explains that keeping a pond healthy requires a combination of nature and technology right from the planning stage.
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.
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.
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!
If you regularly watch DIY SOS, look out for this week's episode in Warrington that features a biOrb aquarium from Gardensite.co.uk
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.