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Guide to Garden Ponds - Written by David Papworth

Book - guide to garden ponds
An easy to follow practical guide to constructing, stocking and maintaining a pond in your garden.

Planning a garden pond raises many questions. How big? Where to put it? What fishes and plants to stock it with?  This colourful guide answers all these questions and more with a clear practical approach that will encourage everyone with a garden or even just a patio to embark on their first pond with absolute confidence.

Following are the major sections....  Types of pumps, Electricity in the garden, Using a plastic liner, Using a pre-cast shell, A raised pre-cast pond, Using concrete, Small pond design, Medium pond design, Oxygenating plants, Deep water and marginal plants, Water Lilies,  Bog plants,  Fishes in garden ponds, Other pond livestock,  Pond upkeep,  Pests, Diseases, A seasonal diary.   

120 pages - 80 colour photos - 50 colour illustrations  - Book 12 x 22cm
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Formal Ponds & water gardens - Written by Philip Swindells

book - formal ponds and water gardens


A well-proportional formal pool, perhaps surrounded by regular paving and sited to take account of the natural perspectives of it's surroundings, can draw the eye like no other feature in a garden. This book reveals how you should go about planning the style, proportion and position of a formal water feature, the materials and techniques required to build it, and the correct way to install and maintain pumps and filters. Selection and care of fish and plants is also covered.

Following are the major sections....  Classical-style square pools,  Classical-style round pools, Raised pools, Oriental-style water gardens, Moorish and Arabic style, The 21st century look, Moving water in formal features, Fountain features, Formal planted pools, Self-contained formal features, Basic principles, Options and materials, Pumps & filters, Marking a site, Installing an external filter, making a round lined pond, making a raised pool, Installing a formal patio pool, Edging with stone and brick, Introducing movement and lights, Pool chemistry, Plants for formal features, Planting in water features, Stocking a pond with fish, Coping with physical problems, Maintaining the eco-balance     

 64 pages -  colour photos  -   colour illustrations  - Book 21 x 23cm
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Natural water gardens - Written by Philip Swindells

book - natural water gardens
In many gardens an informal natural look is most in keeping with the surrounding landscape, and this handbook shows how best to create a water garden that might almost be  borrower from nature. It covers such topics as ponds for wildlife, bog gardens, water meadows and how to create natural pools, and is crammed with ideas for introducing moving water, plants and fishes into a water feature.

Following are the major sections....  Lakes and open water, Informal garden ponds, Natural garden ponds, Semi-formal ponds, Wildlife ponds, Water meadows, Sunken pools and springs, Streams and brooks, Basic principles, Options and materials, Pumps and filters, Installing rigid ponds, Installing a pump and filter, Making a liner pool, Constructing a bog garden, Making a wildlife pool, Making an island raft for wildlife, Making a clay lined dewpond, Constructing a small stream, Edging an informal pond, Pond chemistry, What plants where, How to plant in water features, Stocking a pond with fish, Coping with physical problems, Eco-balance and seasonal care.     

64 pages -  colour photos  -   colour illustrations  - Book 21 x 23cm
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Pond features & Decorations - Written by Philip Swindells

book - pond features and decorations There are lots of ways in which a water feature can be transformed by the addition of a decoration or a special feature - stepping stones, bridges, islands, paved or timber edging, decking terraces, planted rafts, submerged or pond side lights. They look fantastic and they need not be difficult to build and install. This profusely illustrated guide is filled with ideas for creating something special in your water garden, and includes simple practical advise on how to build and maintain a decorative feature for year-round pleasure.

Following are the major sections....  Decking, Lighting, stepping stones, bridges and causeways, Floating features, Islands, Edging with stone, Edging with timber, Natural edging with plants, Ornaments and decorations, Making your own decking, Using ready-made decking, Installing in-pond lights, Installing external lights, Making stepping stones, Laying stepping stones, making a wooden bridge, Installing arched bridges, Making a raft for planting, Making a wet island, Making a dry brick island, Edging with paving stones, Edging with a cobble beach, Edging with timber, Using natural grass edging, Edging with coir roll, Maintaining the eco-balance, Seasonal care.

64 pages -  colour photos -   colour illustrations  - Book 21 x 23cm
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Pond plants and Cultivation - Written by Philip Swindells

book - plants and cultivation The right plants soften the contours of a pond and its margins and introduce contrasting accents into into the architecture of a water feature. This guide to the care and cultivation of pond plants includes advice on planting and propagation, suggests ideal plants for marginal, bog and deep-water locations as well as recommending specific varieties for colour and for structure. It will prove an indispensable guide to selecting the right plant for the right location.

Following are the major sections....  Pygmy and small water lilies, Medium-sized water lilies, Large Water lilies, Other deep water aquatics, Reeds & rushes, Irises, Other marginal's, Floating & submerged plants, Flowering bog plants, Foliage bog plants, Choosing plants, Soils & composts, Planting & containers, Natural planting,  Planting a water lily, Division of a crowded marginal, Fertilizing plants, Planting bog plants, Water lily propagation from eyes, Division propagation - other marginal's, Stem cutting, Propagating submerged plants, Raising from seed, Root cuttings and plantlets, Routine maintenance, Caring for your wildlife.

64 pages  -  colour photos  -   colour illustrations  - Book 21 x 23cm
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Waterfalls & Fountains - Written by Philip Swindells

book - water falls and fountains Soaring spout, soft cascade or quietly running trickle - you can add that touch of glamour to your garden with a variety of fountain features or a waterfall over which a stream can tumble. This book is filled with ideas for getting the excitement of moving water into the garden and simple ways of creating different visual effects with water staircases, wall and pond fountains, streams, canals and rills. It includes inspirational designs for gardens of every size.

Following are the major sections....  Natural waterfalls, Formal waterfalls, Canals and rills, Cascades and staircases, Streams & brooks, Waterside features, Ornamental fountains, Fountains stray effects, Wall fountains and grottoes, Self-contained fountain features, Basic design and construction, Pumps and filters, Header ponds and reservoirs, A waterfall from pre-formed units, Making a waterfall using liner, Making a canal or rill, Making a stream, Making a poolside feature, Fountain spray patterns, Installing a pond fountain, Making a wall fountain, Making a self-contained pond feature, Making a pot fountain, Building a fountain tree, Plants and fish, General maintenance , Maintaining hygiene and winter care.   

64pages  -  colour photos  -   colour illustrations  - Book 21 x 23cm
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Your Healthy Garden Pond - Written by Steve Halls

book - your healthy garden pond How to keep your garden pond in tiptop condition throughout the year, including how to recognize and treat a wide range of fish, pests and diseases

Following are the major sections....  The stress-free way to a healthy pond, Water quality, Pond filtration, Coping with algae, Growing healthy plants, Choosing your pond fish, Understanding your fish, Fish health, Cleaning out the pond, Seasonal pond maintenance.  

141 Pages  -  colour photos  -   colour illustrations  - Book 15 x 22cm
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  Written by Steve Halls

Container Water Gardens - Written by Philip Swindells

book - container water gardens Even the smallest terrace can enjoy a water feature if you take note of some of the inspirational ideas for container features revealed in this book.  Tubs, troughs, barrels, pots and even lined boxes can all be transformed into miniature pools adorned with aquatic plants and fish, while a simple process of scaling down will allow you to introduce small cascades, bubbling spouts and a variety of wall fountains into quite restricted spaces.

Following are the major sections....  Tube and barrels, Oriental style and bamboo spouts, Sinks and troughs, Millstones and bubblers, Terracotta and glazed pots, Sunken containers, Wooden features, Pot fountains, Spouts and cascades, Planted tub with fountains, Barrel and spout, Japanese themed container, Bamboo spout, Miniature trough for marginal's, Dressing a sink with hypertufa, Setting up a millstone, Bubbler in a glazed pot, Miniature pot pool, Sunken container, Watering can fountain, Timber lined pool, Bog garden window box, Ali Baba fountain, Ram's head wall fountain, Water staircase, Plants for containers, Looking after container features.

64 pages  -  colour photos  -   colour illustrations  - Book 21 x 23cm
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Indoor Water Gardens - Written by Philip Swindells

book indoor water gardens Surprising as it may seem, it is relatively easy to introduce a water feature inside your home so that the pleasure of small pools, fountains and trickling spouts, colourful aquatic plants and gently swimming fish can been enjoyed year-round whatever the weather. This exciting book focuses on projects that gardeners can create themselves to bring water into their living rooms. From conservatory pools to planted containers, there is something for every size of home.

Following are the major sections....  Raising conservatory pools, Indoor sunken pools, Conservatory pot fountains, Container water gardens, Water lilies and lotuses indoor, Illuminated features, Small indoor fountains, Terrariums and bottle gardens, Aquariums for aquatic plants, Indoor aqua scapes, Pumps and equipment, Plants for indoor features, Installing a conservatory pool & fountain, Bamboo spout fountain, Creating an aquatic plant display, Planting a window box for bog plants,  Growing a pygmy water lily in a bowl, Planting a bottle garden, Creating a floating candle-lit garden, making a tabletop fountain, Planting a terrarium, Making an insectivorous plant swamp garden, Planting a conservatory aquarium, Making an Aqua scape, Growing houseplants underwater, Setting up a carbon dioxide fertilization system, Maintaining water clarity, Looking after the equipment.

64 pages  -  colour photos  -   colour illustrations  - Book 21 x 23cm
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Popular Pond Plants - Written by Philip Swindells

book popular pond plants A colorful and practical guide to choosing and using a wide range of pond plants.  Specially commissioned step-by-step photographs show planting techniques, essential maintenance, propagation, plus how to recognise and treat common plant pests and diseases. 

Following are the major sections....  Part one - The roll of pond plants - Creating a water garden, Using pond plants, Propagating pond plants, Pests and diseases.  Part two - A selection of pond plants - Water lilies, Deep water aquatics, Marginal plants, Hardy submerged plants, Hardy floating plants, Bog garden plants.   

139 pages  -  colour photos  -   colour illustrations  - Book 16 x 22cm
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