What To Do In The Garden In August

Wildlife

During the recent spell of fine weather and with more forecast, David Coton has been careful to make sure that none of the container grown plants at the Garden Centre dry out. This is particularly important if you are on holiday and he has these suggestions for other jobs that will keep you busy in the garden during August.

Author: David Coton

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

What To Do In The Garden In May

Pond Pumps

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.

Bermuda Aquatics Brand Back In Business

Aquatics

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.

How to Build a Pebble Fountain in Your Garden

TV

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.

Reef-One Launch the biOrb LIFE 15 Litre

Fountains

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.

How To Calculate Waterfall Pump Flow Rates

biOrb

Waterfalls and watercourses look great and bring the tranquil sound of running water into your garden. However, the amount of water flow can be difficult to calculate, so David Coton explains how to work out exactly what's required.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Tuesday, 14th of May, 2013.

AquaticSite now moved to GardenSite.co.uk

Water Pumps

We are pleased to announce that our sister site AquaticSite has now moved to the home of gardening on the web, GardenSite.co.uk offering the same great service and products we had before, but now all in one place.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Tuesday, 30th of April, 2013.

What To Do In The Garden In December

GardenSite

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.

GardenSite Launches New Water Feature TV Advertising Campaign

December

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.

Using Water Butts To Conserve Autumn Rainfall

Love Your Garden

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.

Creating A Classical Garden

water

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.

Review Of Strata's Natural Stone Range

Haddonstone

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.

Reviewing biOrb Contemporary Aquariums

Stone Ornaments

It's now over a decade since Reef One invented the biOrb. A modern aquarium that was simple to maintain, had technologically advanced filtration and was visually striking. David Coton explains why the biOrb has become so popular.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Tuesday, 23rd of September, 2014.

GardenSite Solves Sarah Beeny's Storage Problem

biUbe

Presented by Sarah Beeny, Double Your House For Half The Money helps people achieve their property dreams without breaking the bank and at a fraction of the cost of moving. A GardenSite product is once again featured in the programme, this time a lockable container to solve a couple's storage problem.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Wednesday, 27th of August, 2014.

How to Prevent and Eliminate Pond Algae

Suncast

Most people prefer a hot summer that's full of sunshine, but your pond certainly doesn't and is liable to become clogged by green algae. Why should you be bothered and what can you do about it?

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Thursday, 14th of August, 2014.

Get Your Pond Ready for a Garden Party

Pond Problems

If you're having people over for a BBQ garden party and your pond isn't looking the best then follow this guide for some easy, quick ways to get it ready and looking neat.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Monday, 11th of August, 2014.

Pontec Pond Products Now in Stock at GardenSite

Pond Problems

GardenSite have recently started to stock the full range of Pontec pond products, top quality, high performance, and mostly German engineered solids handling pumps, fountain pumps and pond vacuums.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Thursday, 7th of August, 2014.

How To Repair a Leaking Garden Pond Liner

Oase

This guide from David Coton will help you to locate and repair a leak in your pond liner which could potentially drain your pond completely and lead to major problems for aquatic life.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Monday, 4th of August, 2014.