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The Pond Owner's Handbook — Practical Advice on Plants, Maintenance and Fish-Keeping - John Dawes

Cassell Illustrated, 2004, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Text complete, clean and tight.

Reprint. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Ponds and water gardens in their many forms make up one of the fastest-growing sectors of gardening. Among the factors that have contributed to this growth in popularity are the wider accessibility of Koi keeping; an expansion in the range of suitable pond fish available, including so-called ‘coldwater tropicals’; an increased interest in incorporating aquatic and marginal plants into pond schemes; the recent development and expansion of the small water feature industry; and the growing concern for, and interest in, aquatic wildlife. In The Pond Owner’s Handbook, all these aspects of the hobby are addressed in detail. The book is divided into five parts. Part 1 deals with the planning and installation of the main types of pond, explaining the principles that underpin the various techniques and equipment. Part 2 focuses on individual fish species, their suitability for each type pf pond, and lists key facts on the species, and their care, feeding and reproduction. Part 3 examines aquatic and marginal plant species, their suitability for each type of pond, and their care and propagation. Part 4 considers animal and plant species for the wildlife pond, giving specific advice on care, maintenance and legal obligations. Finally Part 5 brings together all these topics and details what is needed throughout the year to maintain a pond, its fish, wildlife and plants in peak condition. Through his clear text and Questions and Answers features, the author explains and resolves the typical problems encountered by the enthusiast. By its comprehensive coverage, practical advice and attractive presentation, The Pond Owner’s Handbook provides both the aspiring and the established pond owner with an extensive and up-to-date guide to this popular and enthralling hobby.”
Size: 9¾" x 6¾"
Number of Pages: 207
ISBN: 0706377656

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