Why Choose Native Plants?The broad spectrum of pond visiting wildlife have been here long before we as humans started bringing different plants from overseas for visual appeal. Quite simply, numerous insects and amphibians have evolved to make best use of these plants for their lifecycles. Pond plants generally fall into five main categories; oxygenators, marginals, deep water, floating and damp ground/bog plants. Each of these serve a vital purpose in the ecosystem of a pond, with variety being key to having a well-balanced pond. Oxygenators do exactly as they say, but also filter impurities, provide food and habitat. Many of the marginal plants (those that sit at the pond edges with wet roots, but dry foliage) are great for pollinators, and the deep-water plants such as lilies a..
Here at Wayside Water Gardens we will shortly be launching our new range of online aquatic plant sales. Marginal plants in 9cm pots, Water Lilies in 1lt pots, loose bunched Oxygenating plants and Floating plants. With new plants arriving this week, click on the link below to see our current availability.Online plants..
There has never been a more important time than now to encourage wildlife into your garden. By adding a wildlife / nature pond to your garden, you attract so many species of amphibious creatures & insects which are beneficial to other aspects of your garden. Frogs will keep slugs and snails down to a minimum - whilst hover flies and bees are great pollinators of flowers & fruit trees.Nature ponds don’t have to take up a large proportion of your garden either. A modest 2m x 1m pond will house dozens of species and will bring great enjoyment and interest during the spring & summer months.Here at Wayside Water Gardens we sell all elements required to get you up and running - whether it is an inexpensive pond liner or preformed pond (and all available in lots of sizes). ..
*UPDATE* (25/03/2020)After further clarification from OATA, we have been informed that the sale of livestock can still go ahead during the Coronavirus PandemicLivestock sales are classed as non essential purchases so please don't come across solely to buy fish. If you are coming anyway to purchase essentials such as fish food and medications then fish can be purchased at the same time. While at Wayside you will be required to keep a 2 meter distance at all time. We can only have a limited number of customers in store at one time, so please be patient when queuing to gain entry during our busier periods. We are still open online and we are able to provide assistance over the phone. If you item you need is available on our online store, please consider purchasing from our online store for ei..
Simon has now returned from a very successful Hand Picked Koi trip from Israel. This year, a record amount of 68 boxes of fish will be winging their way back to the UK next week and will be settled into our brand new quarantine systems for a few weeks before being brought out for sale. We have a huge range of fish arriving including Kohaku, Sanke, Showa, Utsuri, Tancho, Chagoi and Asagi just to name a few. The smallest fish, as usual, will be 3-4" and the largest this year will be 24" - all fish over 12" will be sold at a handpicked price and displayed in our koi pond on site. We will also have a huge range of koi which are 5-6" and 7-8" along with our usual great stocks of sturgeon, grass carp, goldfish, orfe rudd and tench.Below, a stunning Tancho that will be for sale at Wayside from Ma..
Are you in need of a drainage pump? Wayside has in stock a wide range of both clean water and dirty water pumps. Ideal for flood-hit areas and suitable for both indoor and outdoor use with sizes between 7000 - 25000 litres per hour flow rates. All are quality, German, made units which are designed to last for many years of hard use.To see the range click here..
We have been busy working this winter to prepare our holding facilities for even more fish in 2020, and we're pleased to confirm that the system are now full of water and working! We have built an addition 2 ponds for holding more fish and rebuilt an old system which was 1 pond and has now been turned it into 2 ponds. In total, we have added an additional 3000 gallons to our holding capacity which will give us even more space for beautiful koi fish in 2020. These ponds will take a few months to mature ready for all of our fish arriving in February and sale of pond fish beginning in March. These new systems have been build using our pressure treated timbers that we use to build our popular timber pond kits.In addition to the new pond walls, they have been relined using our butyl rubber line..
Now we are in the depths of winter it does seem odd to be considering a project for the garden, but now is the perfect time to be building a pond to make sure you get the maximum enjoyment out of it next year. If you're considering upgrading an existing pond then the timing could be perfect for this as well. We have a huge range of supplies in stock including pond filters, pumps and UVs if you want to upgrade any of this on your pond. If you're looking to change your system plumbing, then Wayside continue to sell a huge amount of solvent weld and flexible fittings to get you sorted - these are now also sold online so you can view our full catalogue and have them delivered to your home, and we even offer free delivery on all orders over £50.We stock 1¼", 1½, 2", 3" and 4" solvent weld ..
Now is the time to get your Autumn and Winter foods ready for the change in weather. Pond fish cannot digest high protein summer fish food easily when the pond temperatures drop below 10ºc. By switching to lower protein, high wheatgerm foods your fish will get all the nutrition they require without causing any digestive problems such as digestive bloat. This food can be fed throughout the winter when the fish are active and will prevent the fish losing too much weight, which can then cause further problems in early Spring with underweight fish suffering from fungus and parasite problems.For the best fish health we only recommend stoping feeding when fish show no interest in food whatsoever, this tends to only happen when the water temperature goes below 5ºc. If your fish are active and loo..
Now is a great time to measure up your pond for netting this Autumn. Pond netting not only prevents leaves from entering the pond but also keeps herons out. Cover the pond in early Autumn before the leaves start to fall and keep it covered until the spring to make sure you resting fish are safe from herons all winter when you're not ou as much to keep your eye on whats going on.Click here to view our range of pond netting.If you fancy something a bit different to the classic pond netting which sits so close to the surface, then we have a brand new product to Wayside Water Gardens this Autumn - The PondXpert Pop-Up Shelter. This is a high-quality product that consists of four telescopic legs and a fitted net that will cover a pond up to 3.5m x 6m. Ideal for when you have an established, pla..
Ever fancied a Koi viewing window in your pond? Well, now it's possible from Wayside Water Gardens.Our bespoke Koi viewing windows are manufactured here in the UK to your own size. Using the finest quality stainless steel and strong laminated glass they can be fitted to new ponds or retrofitted to our popular Timber Ponds. Having a large flange all round it makes ideal fixing to flexible rubber pond liners and secured with M8 stainless steel nuts and black plastic nut protectors. We have a range of pre-priced viewing windows or contact us for your own unique size.All windows come with the glass already fitted and sealed so there's no chance of the window leaking. To fix to the rubber liner, there is a stainless steel backplate which sits on the inside of ..
It's Hand Picked Koi time again! Simon will shortly be making his annual pilgrimage to the Israel fish farms where he will be selecting the "Best of the Best" Koi available for this 2019 season. The fish will follow us back and should be available for sale (after quarantining) around the end of March. If you would like to be kept up to date with our progress while in Israel follow us on Facebook.Here's an example of fish from previous years:..
The Cloverleaf pond heater is ideal for fish keepers who wish to maintain a warmer pond water temperature during the winter and spring months. This is a great benefit if you want to continue feeding on higher growth food, have fish which are particularly sensitive to colder weather or if you need to treat the pond with a treatment which only works at temperatures above 10 degrees Celcius. What's more, the pond will not freeze over as the temperature drops and therefore there is no risk of suffocation for your fish. It is thermostatically controlled to allow for accurate temperature monitoring. This unit must be connected to a pumped flow, not gravity fed. The compact nature of this heater makes it easy to fit in confined spaces.Two models are available:1kw - for up to 1000 gallons ponds (4..
Just arrived - the Oase new Proficlear Premium Compact L. A new all in one Drum filter with 3 - 20lt bags of Helex-13 moving bed media.This great new filter has the drum and the moving bed in the same unit, meaning it has a huge biological and mechanical capability with a really small footprint. This filter can be purchased to run on either a pump-fed or a gravity-fed system. The Oase drum screens ensure that no tiny particles can get through the filter so the water stays crystal clear. They then remove the need for cleaning by having a built-in pressure washer that blasted the dirt off of the drum screens using pond water and flushes all of the dirt into the drain. For this reason, the filter does need to always be plumbed into the waste. Each cleaning cycle uses a tiny amount of water so..