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Design and Location for Your Garden Pond

The placing of the garden pond is important: to position it in the wrong area can be a disaster, giving rise to many problems and plenty of regrets. If you place it near deciduous trees, a shower of leaves every … Continue reading

10. April 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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Planting Aquatic Plants in Containers

In my view aquatic plants are best grown in containers. Not that they do any better, but they are certainly easier to manage. If the pool needs cleaning out they are easy to remove. Likewise, when the plants need lifting … Continue reading

31. July 2011 by Dave Pinkney
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Planting a Garden Pool: Creating a Natural Balance

Creating and maintaining a balance within the pool is the most important aspect of water gardening. Sadly, it is the one that is least understood. One needs no specialised scientific knowledge before bringing about a satisfactory natural balance. Common sense … Continue reading

30. July 2011 by Dave Pinkney
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Natural Water Gardening

Gardeners with a natural pool are fortunate indeed. For water that has accumulated naturally and found its own level is invariably pleasing to the eye. Slight alterations can be made to suit one’s purpose, but generally the only improvements are … Continue reading

30. July 2011 by Dave Pinkney
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Water Gardening: Tubs and Containers

It is important to realise that water gardening need not necessarily be confined to the garden pool. Even those who are restricted to a modest courtyard can enjoy the wonders of aquatic life by utilising various containers. Tubs are the … Continue reading

30. July 2011 by Dave Pinkney
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Water Gardening: Formal and Informal Water Garden Ideas

Not only is the position a pool occupies in the garden important from a technical and visual point of view, but it should be such that it easily blends in with the surroundings. A circular or rectangular pool usually looks … Continue reading

02. July 2011 by Dave Pinkney
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Choosing a Site for a Garden Pool

There are several things to consider when planning a water garden. Not just practical points to take into account, but aesthetic considerations which in the end will have an overwhelming influence upon the success of the venture. Certainly time and … Continue reading

02. July 2011 by Dave Pinkney
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An Introduction to Water Gardening

The place of water in the garden Although water gardening has in recent years achieved widespread popularity through the introduction of modern materials for pool construction, it has been an important feature of gardens from time immemorial. Over three thousand … Continue reading

02. July 2011 by Dave Pinkney
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Water Gardening Ideas and Pond Wildlife

If you are going for a fashionably conservationist wildlife pool, make it by any of the ‘Building a Water Garden’ methods, preferably with an irregular shape, in the wildest part of the garden or in a field if you have … Continue reading

05. October 2010 by Dave Pinkney
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Caring for Pondfish and Water Garden Ponds in Winter

When you have finished building a water garden pond and everything in your pool has settled down and is being sensible, you can sit back and enjoy it,  with merely the odd scattering of fish food to see to, and … Continue reading

05. October 2010 by Dave Pinkney
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