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A Practical Guide to Creating a Garden Pond
A comprehensive guide for the pond enthusiast. How to create your perfect pond and keep it healthy all year round.
If you are creating a garden pond for the first time this is the book for you. Step-by-step photos guide you clearly through every vital stage of setting up a liner pond, a rigid pond shell and a simple water feature for the patio.
This book is an ideal introduction to the fascinating and increasingly popular hobby of pondkeeping.
An impressive encyclopedia simply called Koi. Contributors include Bernice Brewster, Steve Hickling, Keith Holmes, Nick Fletcher, Mick Martin, Dr Peter Burgess, Dr Paula Reynolds and Tony Pitham. All have impressive CVs; including aquatic consultancy, writing specific and veterinary journals, pond construction, judging Koi and buying high-grade Koi in Japan. The first part focuses on the practical aspects, from creating and maintaining a koi pond, feeding and health care, to breeding and showing. The second presents an illustrated guide to all the major colour varieties. Also includes pictures of equipment, diagrams, flow charts, calculations and microscope slides. --Pet Product MarketingIf you want to know literally everything about Koi, their history, where they come from, pond equipment and health issues are just some of the many subjects covered in this chunky hardback. This book was compiled by experts including Bernice Brewster, Steve Hickling and Keith Holmes. This is an excellent all-rounder of a book and, as an encylopedia should, has everything you would need to know. It is compiled well so that the sections flow from information for beginners, to more technical details such as Koi varities, and appreciation towards the end. It includes clear step-by-step guides to pond building as well as plenty of detailed health diagrams and parasite dianostic tools. Another must-have book! --Koi Keeping Magazine
Whether you are a beginner or a more advanced hobbyist, this book contains everything you need to know about koi... from a man who knows!
KODAMA’S NEW BOOK
This beautiful 260 page book explores over 50 leading Japanese Koi Farms with information you won’t find anywhere else.
Nishikigoi, Japanese living jewels, attract koi hobbyists around the world. There are many people who devote their whole life to breeding beautiful Nishikigoi. Mr. Mamoru Kodama would like to introduce these respectable breeders to you.
You will see koi from each breeder that represents their farm. There are detailed descriptions of the favorable and unfavorable points of each koi.
Koishi was written in an interview style. Kodama, personally visited each of these breeders in Niigata, Japan over a period of 20 years to gather this information. Please enjoy learning about Japanese Koi Farms.
This book is an indispensable addition for any serious koi keeper’s library. ...The title ‘Koishi’ is spot on. Koi Teacher.”
– Bob Winkler, AKCA Certified Koi Judge
“Koi produced by the various farms are skillfully analyzed to better define what is unique about their characteristics.”
– Dick Benbow, 30 Year Koi Hobbyist
“I would highly recommend reading this book.”
– Mark Bodycott, USA Koi www.usakoi.com
Stock is currently low on this item but we are ordering more very soon (Jan / 2013).
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