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  1. Falling into Good Habits - Autumn Pond Care
    Falling into Good Habits - Autumn Pond Care

    We’ve put together our top tips to help you get the most out of your pond this autumn and to make sure your fish are well-prepared for the onslaught of winter.

  2. Summer ponds and H2 woe
    Summer ponds and H2 woe

    It’s been a funny old year, as usual though, the weather has given us some highlights and the usual late summer storms have given us classic ‘Orfe on the lawn’ weather. It’s time to contemplate what’s going on in our water gardens and what motivates orfe to go wandering.

  3. Koi Story
    Koi Story

    Everybody knows about koi, they’re the expensive pond fish that are worth thousands of pounds. Only this is wrong most of the time. Paul Tapley explains why...

  4. Go Wild in the Garden
    Go Wild in the Garden

    The past few months have really shown us the healing power of nature and just how readily our wild neighbours can enrich our lives by sharing our outdoor space. Indeed, choosing to add a water feature to your garden will open your eyes to another world. With limitations on travel and the world currently upside down, there’s never been a better time to bring the world to you instead…

  5. Pond Lighting 101
    Pond Lighting 101

    Outdoor and underwater lighting can impart a magical ambience to your pond once the sun has set. Through the use of different types of illumination, both above and below the water, the pond can take on a whole new aspect at night, with the water reflecting the lights and the pond plants casting unusual shadows. Here's everything you need to know about lighting your pond.

  6. Japan Koi Buying Trip - 2020
    Japan Koi Buying Trip - 2020

    This year we heard that there might be a shortage of small koi available, so we made the decision to go out to Japan in February instead of April. Check out the highlights of our Maidenhead Aquatics team trip to Japan this year.

  7. Love your Garden - Hull - February 25 2020
    Love your Garden - Hull - February 25 2020

    The first in a new series of Alan Titchmarsh's 'Love your Garden' aired on ITV1 on 25th February 2020 and what am amazing garden they created this week in Hull. 

  8. Love your Garden - Newport - October 22 2019
    Love your Garden - Newport - October 22 2019

    Episode 7 of the latest “Love Your Garden” series aired on the 22nd October 2019 on ITV1 and this week Alan and his team of horticultural helpers went to South Wales to tackle the most difficult plot the team has ever faced

  9. Japanese Koi Buying Trip
    Japanese Koi Buying Trip


    Each year a group of our partners travel to Japan to visit the koi breeders and to select the best koi to stock our shops and fulfill our customer orders. Take a look at our photo diary and find out what we got up to on this year's trip.

  10. Winter Feeding for Pond Fish
    Winter Feeding for Pond Fish

    Pond fish are poikilothermic (cold-blooded) creatures. This means that their body temperature is controlled by their immediate surroundings, and their behaviour corresponds directly to how warm or cold they are. Find out more about how best to feed them as the ambient temperatures start to drop.

  11. Top Tips for a Clear Pond
    Top Tips for a Clear Pond
    ​I don’t have a very big pond, or that many fish, but every year I struggle to keep it clear. I’ve used a lot of pond clear products, but it always goes back to being murky, green and sometimes milky. What can I do?
  12. Taking Care of Goldfish in a Pond
    Taking Care of Goldfish in a Pond
    Useful advise from experienced fishkeepers on taking care of goldfish in a pond
  13. How To Clean a Pond Without Draining the Water
    How To Clean a Pond Without Draining the Water
    These days, fully draining a pond in order to clean it is not usually necessary and should only be considered a last resort.
  14. How to use a Pond Vac
    How to use a Pond Vac
    ​There are many reasons for the accumulation of sludge at the bottom of the ornamental fish pond.
  15. Introducing New Plants to the Garden Pond
    Introducing New Plants to the Garden Pond
    When it comes to adding plants to the pond, this can be done at any time of year, although most people prefer to do so during spring and summer when outdoor conditions are more agreeable. If plants are added during the winter months, many species will be undergoing dormancy at this time but will start growing on once the weather warms up and encourages them.
  16. Introducing New Fish to the Garden Pond
    Introducing New Fish to the Garden Pond
    The type of fish that you choose chiefly depends on how large your pond is, not only in terms of length and width, but also in depth. The volume of the pond, along with other factors including filtration, aeration, plant life etc, play an important part in biologically balancing the pond.
  17. Readying Your Fish Pond For Spring
    Readying Your Fish Pond For Spring
    Is your pond Spring ready?
  18. Ten Top Tips for Summer Pond Care
    Ten Top Tips for Summer Pond Care
    With temperatures rising and the Summer Solstice passed, you may be spending more time enjoying your outside space. And if you have a pond, you’ll know that some maintenance tasks are vital to ensure your pond is looking it’s best in the sun!
  19. Top Tips For Your Pond This Spring
    Top Tips For Your Pond This Spring
    As the busiest time of the year for all water gardeners, it is integral to the development of your pond and it's inhabitants to follow the necessary maintenance steps in Spring, to ensure your pond thrives.
  20. 7 Tips For Pond Care This Autumn
    7 Tips For Pond Care This Autumn
    As the nights draw in and the clocks go back, Autumn is a time to settle in and prepare for the low...
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