Popular Pond Plants Banned by the EU

Four popular species of pond plant have now been banned by the EU under the Invasive Species Regulation.

Water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes), Curly Waterweed (Lagarosiphon major), Cabomba (Cabomba caroliniana) and American Skunk cabbage (Lysichiton americanus) have been placed on the banned list. This list now includes 37 different species and in its updated form came into force 3 August 2016. Continue reading “Popular Pond Plants Banned by the EU”

Koi Security

Sad stories of lost and stolen Koi are depressingly common. As we know, Koi are often such brightly coloured fish that they’re hard to miss and this makes them more prone to falling victim to predators. Koi are also coveted by people, some can have a significant value so it should come as no surprise that they are frequently stolen. A misconception that all Koi are extremely valuable certainly doesn’t help.

If your Koi are your pride and joy then you should always be taking steps to protect them because your stock may very well be Continue reading “Koi Security”

The Benefits of an Urban Garden Pond

Urban gardens can lack character and are often utilitarian spaces that do little to encourage householders to enjoy time outdoors. Busy lives mean that outside space is often neglected and the wonderful possibilities that it offers are sometimes overlooked.

Digging Holes & Pond Equipment

A garden pond will be a significant investment but one which will yield dividends over time. It is all too easy to think about digging holes and sourcing pond equipment only to consign a pond to the back burner because Continue reading “The Benefits of an Urban Garden Pond”

Enhancing Colour in Your Koi

Koi Carp exhibit a range of brilliant colours. It’s the spectacular colouration which distinguishes Koi and that endears so many people to keep these particular fish. Whether you’re interesting in competing for a prize-winner or simply want your specimens to look at their best, it is important that you promote excellent colour in your fish. To do this you must ensure that they enjoy the right environment and are fuelled with the correct diet. An unhealthy or stressed Koi will quickly show signs and their beauty will fade.Here’s  Continue reading “Enhancing Colour in Your Koi”

Garden Pond Safety

So you’ve worked hard and invested a considerable amount of time and money into creating a beautiful garden pond. You love it and it provides a peaceful oasis for you in your garden. Despite all of this, we know that safety is an extremely important consideration when water is involved. So how does yours measure up?


It’s a fact that garden ponds pose a hazard to children. Unfortunately on occasion Continue reading “Garden Pond Safety”

Koi Tattoos and Their Meaning

We love real Koi, but the impact of this particular fish on culture can’t be denied, so we’re going to take a little look at the popularity of Koi tattoos and the meaning behind the imagery.

Koi imagery is a popular choice for tattoos because of the beautiful colours and the symbolic meanings of the fish. So if you are considering investing in a new tattoo, which Koi would best suit the statement that you’d like to make? Continue reading “Koi Tattoos and Their Meaning”