What To Do In The Garden In August

Wildlife

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.

Winter Products To Combat Ice And Snow

Pond Pumps

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.

How to Build a Pond

Winter Ponds

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.

GardenSite Visits Oase Living Water In Germany

Pond Construction

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.

Autumn Pond Netting

Fish Tanks

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.

How To Choose Pond Plants

Aquatics

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.

Why Carol Klein Loves The Water Lily

Pond Plants

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.

How to Calculate your Pond Capacity

Aquatics

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.

How to Prevent and Eliminate Pond Algae

Pond Maintenance

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.

Guide to Pond Duckweed

Oase

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.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Monday, 7th of July, 2014.

Oase Stone Liner Reviewed

Algae

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.

Author: David Coton

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

Garden Pond Pumps FAQ

Pond Liner

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.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Friday, 28th of March, 2014.

Guide to Pond Plants

Fountains

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.

How To Prepare Your Garden For Winter

Aquatics

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.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Thursday, 23rd of January, 2014.

How To Calculate Waterfall Pump Flow Rates

Winter Gardening

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.

Oase Aquamax Eco Classic Solids Handling Pond Pump

Water Pumps

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.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Wednesday, 20th of February, 2013.

Why Choose A Hozelock Branded Pond Pump?

Water Pumps

A guide to the range of Hozelock Pond Pumps

Author: Martyn Loach

Written by Martyn Loach.
Published on Thursday, 7th of February, 2013.

How To Create an Oriental, Chinese, Japanese Garden

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.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Thursday, 7th of April, 2016.

What To Do In The Garden In May

Pond Construction

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 December

Aquatics

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.

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.

GardenSite Solves Sarah Beeny's Storage Problem

Garden Furniture

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 Repair a Leaking Garden Pond Liner

Suncast

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.

How to Build a Header Pool for Your Pond

Pond Liner

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.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Monday, 28th of July, 2014.