UK Fish Ponds and Water Gardens.
Concept, Creation, Care and Supplies
Let Bradshaws help you create and maintain the most beautiful
garden pond in an idyllic water garden setting. We'll make it
easy and low cost too, with whatever water garden supplies or
products you need
Over the last 25 years as the UK water gardening
mail order market leaders, Bradshaws have provided many thousands
of water garden ideas, solutions and pond products to our
loyal customers. We've now gone one step further by making these
ideas available to the world at large using the power and instant
availability of the Internet. This free site about water gardens
and fish ponds takes you through from the concept of water gardening
to the creation process and, most importantly, to the after care.The
site is a collection of garden fish pond-keeping articles guaranteed
to solve a diverse range of typical problems experienced by water
gardeners country-wide. Despite our many years of leading the
UK water garden mail order supplies market we remain as committed
as ever to you, the water gardener. Use this site at your leisure,
ask us questions, discover great new ideas and solutions but most
of all enjoy the information we've provided for you because the
next 25 years will be even better
The kind of free water gardening articles you'll find here:
After all, ponds are to be enjoyed and they must add value to
your home and lifestyle.
We've also tried hard to make it easy for you to
find information on only those articles and find
information on only those product reviews or
supplies that interest you. The navigation menus
take you directly to summary pages where you'll see
short descriptions for every article and product we
cover. These are divided into specific areas. Just
click a few of the links and you'll soon see what we
mean. Here's the broad coverage and what you can
expect by spending a little time with us here ...
and we've made the pages load fast because we also
know your time is valuable too. We've used images
only where they add value for you, the customers.
THE POND ITSELF
... How to choose the right type of pond ... rigid liners or
flexible preformed pond liners and why you might prefer one type to
the other. We'll also show you how to decide on the right size of
liner, how to calculate pond volumes whatever the shape might be.
You'll also learn how to install a pond and create areas for the
right types of aquatic plants to thrive in. We'll highlight for you
the differences between koi ponds and goldfish ponds and plain
simple water garden ponds. You'll learn of the delights of the
wildlife pool and the extra beauty of recreating the natural look.
We'll encourage you t do much of the pond creation yourself to get
maximum and lowest cost benefits from your pond.
AND ALGAE CONTROL ... Did you ever hear anybody say ... my ponds are always dirty.
They're cloudy and murky and
green like pea soup? Well truth be told there's thousands of ponds
out there just like that. However there is no reason why any water
garden or garden fish need ever be dirty, murky or green even
in mid summer. We'll explain why ponds stay dirty, why they go green
and murky. More importantly we'll show you how to ensure this never
happens to your pond ... GUARANTEED. Pond filters are misunderstood.
Do you know what pond skimmers are and what they do? Well a pond
skimmer can reduce your pond filter's load dramatically as you'll
... The essential pond pump. The main reason for a pond pump in a
fish pond is to keep the biofilter bacteria alive. Pond filters must
contain a healthy population of bacteria to be able to purify pond
water. Now not many people understand this yet the biofilter is the
fundamental secret to successful clean pond water and healthy fish.
So many experts make this subject complicated but on this site we'll
simplify the ideas and concepts and provide innovative solutions to
all biofiltration hassles and we'll do this in a manner everybody
can understand and refer to into the future.
POND PLANTS FOR
BEAUTY ... Do I need aquatic plants in my pond?
Yes I think so. Aquatic plants add shade, colour and form to any
pond and they provide a vitally important job of removing nitrates
fro the pond water. As you know from feeding your shrubs and lawn
nitrate is a fertilizer and that's why the plants in your pond
consume it. This helps the overall health of your pond as you'll
understand. You'll be warned of the invasive types of pond plants.
You should avoid these aquatic items.
KITS ... The ideal way for a newcomer to water gardening is
to buy a low cost kit that has all the essential components. By
essential items I mean a liner, pump, pond filter, UVC (for algae
control), a few plants, pipe, fittings and planting baskets.
SUPPLIES FOR KOI AND ALL OTHER FISH ... Your fish need to eat
and what they eat will impact significantly impact upon the
water quality in your pond or water garden. You'll learn how to
understand and choose between different fish foods and by doing that
we'll surely save you some money on the times you need to buy fish
... we'll tell you about them. We'll make objective recommendations
and identify what's important and yes not so critical but still
maybe nice to have. Pond maintenance requires the occasional
replacement of pipes, fittings and the like. If you design the water
garden correctly, install high quality recommended products at first
and use the right accessories then pond maintenance is easy and
LIGHTS AND LOW
VOLTAGE LIGHTING ... Lighting of the right kind for your pond
and water garden surrounds add another dimension to your garden.
Diffused lighting or intense spot lights can make a dramatic
difference to your garden at night. View this water garden world in
a different way.
Unit conversions ... at some time you
will need to convert from one set of units to another. Go to this
conversion page for
help . You'll also see it at bottom of many pages.
Professional Order Line and Customer Sales Advice
Bradshaws understand that the creation of your first pond or water feature can seem quite
daunting. Bradshaws provide all the free help and advice you'll ever need and we're just a phone call away.
Check us out ...
Call our ORDER HOTLINE on 01904 698803 to reach our
friendly, knowledgeable staff, fully trained and
always on hand to answer any queries or problems you have quickly and
efficiently. Don't let your lack of experience deter you here .. there are no
silly questions as far as Bradshaws is concerned. Customer care and service is
uppermost in our minds at all times.
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approximately 5-7 working days. However the shipping service can be speeded up
by paying the extra courier costs on items you
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