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How to Feed Fish in your Garden

How to Feed Fish in your Garden

Providing clean water and supplying the correct, balanced food, are the two most important considerations we can give our fish. Feeding is a crucial, life-giving (or life-taking if it is done badly) part of the maintenance programme. Don’t forget, also, that sheer pleasure can be had from seeing a clutch of champing mouths eagerly respond […]

How to Build a Fountain in your Garden

How to Build a Fountain in your Garden

Until fairly recently, most garden fountains were simple patterned sprays of water emerging from a pool. Now there are many options, ranging from sophisticated, grand affairs to small-scale child-safe features. Wall-mounted lion’s head This is usually cast into a block, made from concrete or reconstituted stone. A small pipe feeds water through the back and […]

How to Build a Beach in your Garden

How to Build a Beach in your Garden

A sandy, muddy or stony ‘beach’, along one edge of a largish pond, can be eye-catching – it will set the scene for a completely different range of plants, and be a wonderful attraction for wildlife. Boulders, pebbles and even shells can be introduced to give the effect of the foreshore. If you desire it, […]

How to Structure your Garden

How to Structure your Garden

In all gardens we have to make basic decisions as to how the space in the garden should be allocated. In an ecological garden we can categorise our use of space under three headings, which are the main ones for this article: Recreation Self-sufficiency Provision of habitats for wildlife In addition to allocating space to […]