Water Hyacinth and Elodea Crispa – ONE month left…

Last year the European Commission published the Invasive Alien Species Regulation and Water hyacinth (Eichornia crassipes) and Elodea crispa remain on this banned list. The transitional period now has just over four weeks left, meaning you have until the 2nd August 2017 to buy these ever popular pond plants. After this we will no longer be… Read More Water Hyacinth and Elodea Crispa – ONE month left…

Pond water getting colder? The switch to Wheatgerm.

WHY SHOULD WE SWITCH TO FEEDING OUR FISH WHEATGERM FOOD? Well, as  the weather gets colder changes, you see lots of reminders (like this one!) to feed a different diet to your fish – a wheat germ based diet. Why? What’s the difference? Do fish experience changes in taste when the weather changes? Okay, one at a time!… Read More Pond water getting colder? The switch to Wheatgerm.

Frogspawn in my pond – What Do I Do?

You may find that you suddenly have either frogspawn or toadspawn somewhere in your garden, whether it’s in a pond, water feature or bucket. As the temperature and sunlight is steadily increasing you may even notice it hatch. Here’s a list of Do’s and Don’t’s. 1.DO provide some cover if there isn’t any Up to… Read More Frogspawn in my pond – What Do I Do?

Plants & Wildlife in Your Pond

Plants are a great way to encourage wildlife to your garden and pond. POND WEED When floating on the surface or growing up from the bottom, oxygenating plants such as Elodea provide shelter as well as oxygen to the pond environment. Shade is important to amphibian larvae and is also useful in harbouring zooplankton such… Read More Plants & Wildlife in Your Pond

The Science bit – Ammonia FAQ

What is Ammonia? Okay, so ammonia (NH3) is released during the breakdown of organic matter in the aquarium or pond. It is by far and away, the most toxic substance in their environment, capable of rapidly killing fish and inflicting disease. Fish exude ammonia as a part of their metabolism, with most of it being excreted… Read More The Science bit – Ammonia FAQ