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Garden Answers Ponds (Pyramid PB) By Richard Bird

Garden Answers Ponds (Pyramid PB) by Richard Bird

Condition - Very Good
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This work covers everything you need to know on ponds and water gardens from site advice to planting ideas. Checklists, plant lists, hints and tips, and feature boxes are also included as is a troubleshooting section on pond problems.

Garden Answers Ponds (Pyramid PB) Summary

Garden Answers Ponds (Pyramid PB) by Richard Bird

What is the best position for a pool? How should I prepare the site? Which plants and fish are suitable? How do I maintain the pond? This guide provides expert answers to these most frequently asked questions: simply pinpoint your question, turn to the answer and solve the problem. It covers everything you need to know on ponds and water gardens, from site advice to planting ideas and includes checklists, plant lists, hints and tips and feature boxes. There is also a troubleshooting section on pond problems.

About Richard Bird

Richard Bird has practiced gardening since childhood and is the author of over thirty books including Garden Answers: Ponds, Garden Answers: Pruning, and Small Garden Solutions, all published by Hamlyn. He has edited a number of gardening magazines and also lectures widely as well as doing regular radio broadcasts.

Table of Contents

Part I Ponds - siting and design: siting; formal; informal; semi-formal; wildlife; bog gardens. Part II Building ponds: materials and tools; marking out and levelling; excavating; flexible liners; rigid liners; using concrete; puddled clay; filling ponds. Part III Other water features: waterfalls and streams; fountains and spouts; lighting; edgings; decking, bridges and islands; bog gardens. Part IV Planting hints and tips: design; techniques; submerged plants; floating plants; deep-water plants; marginals; waterside plants. Part V Increasing your plants - propagation. Part VI Introducing wildlife: fish; insects and molluscs: amphibians and reptiles; birds and mammals. Part VII Seasonal maintenance. Part VIII Troubleshooting: top ten problems; discoloured water; maintenance; structural repairs; neglected ponds; predators; seasonal problems; problems with moving water; planting solutions; wildlife issues; redesigning; safety.

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Garden Answers Ponds (Pyramid PB) by Richard Bird
Used - Very Good
Octopus Publishing Group
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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