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Spring Cleaning Your Pond

After a few months of cold weather we are on our way to a much happier climate as everything begins to warm from the longer daylight hours and sunshine. In the spring when water temperatures are between six and ten degrees centigrade, fish are generally calmer and most amphibians would have migrated away from the […]

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Invasive Aquatic Plants

When introducing aquatic plants to your garden pond it is important to use native where possible to help fight the threat of invasive species which can drain the ‘goodness’ and energy out of the water. Non-native species in the UK can cause a variety of problems for a lot of ornamental ponds, some of the […]

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Ponds & The Nitrogen Cycle

It is crucial to have good water quality within any ecosystem, be it a garden pond, natural lake, stream or river as without it; problems can arise causing algal blooms and even fatalities with fish, invertebrates and amphibians.  Having the correct balance of flora and fauna within your pond will assist in having good water […]

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The Importance of Aquatic Plants

Apart from the aesthetical benefits, aquatic plants are a crucial part of a ponds ecosystem.  The flora and fauna develop a natural balance whether in ponds, lakes, rivers, streams, canals or reservoirs, ensuring optimum water quality is achieved and reproduction of plants, invertebrates, amphibians and fish can continue. Aquatic plants play a very important role […]

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Winter Pond Care

The ponds ecosystem does not simply ‘turn-off’ over the winter period.  It is an integral part of the season to allow for regeneration of aquatic plants, amphibians, fish, invertebrates and bacteria.  Many problems facing hobbyists start in early spring, when after a prolonged period of sub-zero temperatures with ice and snow, often killing many aquatic […]

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Autumn Pond Cleaning

When the water temperature starts getting cooler and the evenings darker, the wildlife in your pond starts to move out and fish’s metabolism will slow down.  Amphibians, such as Frogs, Toads and Newts start migrating away from the water, usually going underground or under protective stones and rocks where they will spend the winter months.  […]

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