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Mini Encyclopedia of Garden Ponds: How to Plan, Construct and Maintain a Vibrant Pond That Will Enhance Your Garden

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Mini Encyclopedia of Garden Ponds has all the know-how needed to create an ideal water feature in any garden. It examines a variety of ponds according to their size and type, from formal to wildlife, and considers their installation, from siting and budget to construction and equipment, such as filters and pumps.

Useful directories feature photographs and detailed descriptions of native and exotic plants and wildlife with which to stock a pond, with a particular emphasis on ...

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Overview

Mini Encyclopedia of Garden Ponds has all the know-how needed to create an ideal water feature in any garden. It examines a variety of ponds according to their size and type, from formal to wildlife, and considers their installation, from siting and budget to construction and equipment, such as filters and pumps.

Useful directories feature photographs and detailed descriptions of native and exotic plants and wildlife with which to stock a pond, with a particular emphasis on achieving and maintaining a balanced and healthy pond environment. A further chapter describes and illustrates the process of planting oxygenating marginal plants that enhance the pond's health and appearance. Water features, such as waterfalls and streams, are covered and a final section explains routine care and maintenance to ensure the pond looks its best all year round.

Mini Encyclopedia of
Garden Ponds
is written in an accessible and easy-to-understand style, and illustrated with a wealth of color photographs and illustrations to support the comprehensive text and bring to life the joys of pond ownership for the reader.

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Editorial Reviews

Birdbooker Report 215, The Guardian - Ian Paulsen
Written in an accessible and easy-to-understand style, and illustrated with a wealth of color photographs and illustrations to support the comprehensive text and bring to life the joys of pond ownership for the reader. An easy-to-use guide to building your own garden pond.
Muskogee Phoenix
Every topic from planning to planting and potential to problems is covered in this little paperback.
Washington Gardener - Paul Nuhn
Overall, this is a great beginner's book, full of thought-provoking ideas. And at $20, it's inexpensive enough to afford and the trim size of 6x7 makes it easy to carry around the nursery and public gardens.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781770850095
  • Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/15/2012
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 965,390
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 7.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Linda Adkins is a senior staff member at a well-known aquatic outlet in the U.K. She is a lifelong enthusiast of ponds and pond life. She is the author of the groundbreaking Keeping Axolotls.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 8

What style of pond? 10

Planning your pond 20

Making the pond 28

Additional_features 52

Just add water 70

Planting 100

Introducing aquatic life 108

Native creatures in and around ponds 126

Pond visitors 140

Hants' 144

Fish 178

Index 203

Useful Information 208

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