The perfect pond recipe book by Peter J. May.
With over 14 years experience on the tools building and landscaping ponds and water features this little book holds a whole host of how to's and what not to do's. Clever insights to help you create your water garden, pond an d feature with sensible costs and layman terms.
TPS TOP TIP: An absolute joy to read with information for everyone. Dont start digging until you have read this book.
What are the best plants to use in your pond? What sort of wild life will come to the pond - and which are welcome and which are pests? What is the cure for green water and what is and how does pH affect your pond?
Peter May has written the perfect trouble shooting book for those pond and fish keepers troubled by all of the above questions - and many others. Using direct prose and amusing yet information packed illustrations, he clearly describes the problems and offers straightforward, practical advice for their solution. From filters to fish and pests to plants, covering cleaning, conservation and care on the way, this book will be welcomed by pond keepers who want more from their pond.
What do you do when you go out one morning and find that the water in your pond has mysteriously disappeared? What makes the water go green, and what do you do about it? What chemicals are safe and how do you apply them? Is it possible to get it right form the beginning?
Peter May answers yet another batch of questions that relate to the physical and mechanical problems which can beset ponds and water features. With clear, direct prose and humorous yet information-packed illustrations, he directs pond and fish keepers towards the solutions to problems both major and minor. Covering everything from the initial design and construction to the repair of liners, from pumps to filters, Peter's book will be a welcome addition to the pond keeper's library. The companion volume, The Biological Balance, covers the 'natural' world of fish, plants, pests and more.
A well-proportioned formal pool, perhaps surrounded by regular paving and sited to take account of the natural perspectives of its 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.
This book is full of ideas and pictures that really get you thinking on what sort of pond you can have and want!
There are lots of ways in which a water 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 pondside 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 advice on how to build and maintain a decorative feature for year-round pleasure.
Another great idea book to get your creative juices flowing.
Surprising as it may seem, it is relatively easy to introduce a water feature inside your home so that the pleasures of small pools, fountains and trickling spouts, colourful aquatic plants and gently swimming fish can be enjoyed year-round whatever the weather. This exciting new 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.
More food for thought with projects to suit both size and pocket.
A classic and hard to find book on Koi dating from the 1970's
The author Mr Takehiko Tamaki writes from his personal experiences as a Koi enthusiast and breeder, and later as Vice-President of All Japan Nisikigoi Breeders Association. In 1975 awarded the Rinko Prize, the most honourable prize in the Nishikigoi field.
Translated from Japanese by Mr Jack T. Aoki
This book gives an insight to Koi keeping that a lot of the modern books fail to match, once I started reading I could not put it down and read it in one sitting! The book is as relevant today as it was 20 years ago.
TPS TOP TIP: Only a small number of these books are left - so don't miss out on this classic.
Your first glimpse of a Koi will probably be a red-and-white fish, one of the popular and widely available variety called Kohaku. When you take up the Koi hobby, you'll discover more than 100 different 'patterns' among these stunning ornamental carp. This book explores them all.
The opening section traces the rise of the Koi hobby, provides advice on buying and feeding Koi, and introduces the fascinating aspects of breeding and showing. The main part of the book features all the major Koi colour varieties conveniently presented in their show groupings.
Prepared by a team of acknowledged koi experts, giving expert advice on keeping koi in top-quality condition and a complete directory of their magnificent colour varieties.
This wide-ranging encyclopaedia has been prepared by a team of experts in keeping and raising koi, with many years of first-hand experience to pass on. Koi keeping is a worldwide pursuit with a huge following of dedicated enthusiasts seeking accurate, up-to-date advice for maintaining these magnificent ornamental fish in the best of health. This book provides the platform of knowledge and understanding that all aspiring and seasoned koi-keepers crave to extend their skills and enjoyment.
TPS TOP TIP: ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS IN THE WORLD OF KOI - A MUST - FOR BEGINERS AND EXPERTS ALIKE! I STILL USE MINE TODAY!
Illustrated throughout with helpful line-drawings and almost one hundred stunning colour photographs, Garden Pondlopeadia takes you through every aspect of creating and careing for a garden pond.
In Garden Pondlopeadia you will find invaluable guidance on every aspect of planning, building, and maintaining a garden pond, including:
BUILDING, EDGING AND PLANTING A POND.
CREATING WATERFALLS, STREAMS, FOUNTAINS, AND OTHER WATER FEATURES.
PUMPS, FILTRATION, LIGHTING, DRAINS AND LINER CONNECTORS.
SIMPLE WATER CHEMISTRY.
CHOOSING FISH SPECIES AND CARING FOR THEM, TOGETHER WITH DETAILED INFORMATION ON PREVENTING, RECOGNISING AND TREATING COMMON DISEASES.
SEASONAL POND CARE AND MAINTENANCE, WITH A CHAPTER DEVOTED TO THE REMOVAL OF ALGAE.
COMPREHENSIVE LISTING OF POND PLANTS, WITH DETAILED INFORMATION ON EACH ONE.
Written by Graham Quick