An iced over pond will have a detrimental effect on animal and plant pond life, although fish and amphibians will survive under a frozen surface for some time, ice traps gases escaping from decaying material and prevents oxygen from entering the water.
GLEE is the garden retail industry's annual show, David Coton took the opportunity to visit this year's event at the NEC in Birmingham to catch up with the news, visit current and potential suppliers and evaluate new products we can offer on GardenSIte in the coming year.
With a bit of luck, the summer might start soon and that means you may have to keep plants well watered throughout any dry period. David Hall has a few ideas on the most effective ways of ensuring your plants don't go thirsty.
Going away on holiday? Don't forget that your plants still need regular watering and Hozelock automatic watering is the ideal irrigation solution.
It's that time of the year again when keen gardeners, celebrities and the general public look forward to attending and being inspired by the fabulous displays at the Chelsea Flower Show.
A guide to the range of Hozelock Pond Pumps
This is Andy Hobson's review of the Hozelock Bioforce Revolution pond pressure filter which has been designed to make life much easier for pond keepers.