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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
My guide will help you to understand duckweed in your pond, explaining what it is, how it can affect the pond, and how you can control it.
Oase Stone Liner is the ideal way to bridge the gap between your pond liner and the edge of the pond. As David Coton found out, if you want a pond that has a completely natural appearance, then this high quality product provides a quick and easy solution.
There are different types of pond pumps available and the choice for someone who's new to pond keeping can cause confusion, hopefully my FAQs guide will clear things up for you.
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.
This is my guide on how to prepare your garden for the winter it's about to endure, I'll go over basic measures you can take to prevent any future problems from the dip in temperature.
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.
This year Oase have released the NEW Aquamax Eco Classic solids handling waterfall and filtration pump. The new model replaces the Aquamax Eco Start pumps with additional sizes which have been added to the range.
A guide to the range of Hozelock Pond Pumps
If you want to create a Chinese or Japanese styled garden, David Coton has plenty of ideas and inspiration for ornaments, structures and plants that will provide a wonderful oriental feel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A header pool is a great way to add extra interest to your pond whilst also giving other benefits including pond and fish health and the sound of moving water too.