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Splash! : rock and water design in gardens

Author: Peter Robinson
Publisher: London : Southwater, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Everything you need to know to design, plan and build a successful rock and water feature. Contains practical advice on materials and construction with step-by-step pictures and cross-sectional illustrations for a wealth of different rock and water designs. Covers special features such as decking, fountains, bridges, islands and stepping stones, and lighting.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Robinson
ISBN: 1842157728 9781842157725
OCLC Number: 51781526
Description: 128 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Contents: Planning the Design --
Initial Choices --
Making a Plan --
The Water Table --
Size, Depth and Shape --
Areas and Volumes --
Safety --
Electricity --
Special Features --
Decking --
Fountains for Pools --
Bridges --
Islands --
Stepping Stones --
Lighting --
Materials and Equipment --
Flexible Liners --
Preformed Units --
Building Blocks and Mortar --
Clay Lining --
Pumps --
Filters --
Pipework and Valves --
Buying Rock --
Types of Rock --
Alternative Edgings. Constructing Rock and Water Gardens --
Initial Excavation --
Positioning Rock --
Constructing Edges --
Making a Pool with a Flexible Liner --
Making an Informal Rock Pool --
Making a Wildlife Pool --
Making a Bog Area with an Independent Liner --
Making a Dried River Bed --
Installing a Preformed Unit --
Creating a Clay-lined Pool --
Making a Concrete Pool --
Building an Ornamental Pool for Fish --
Building a Raised Pool --
Building a Stream with a Flexible Liner. Building a Stream with Rigid Units --
Installing a Brimming Urn --
Making a Cobble Fountain --
Making a Stone Trough --
Fish and Other Fauna --
A Balanced Ecosystem --
Stocking the Pool --
Types of Fish --
Buying Fish --
Feeding Fish --
Fish Problems --
Care and Maintenance --
Structural Repairs --
Water Quality --
Plant Control --
Cleaning out the Pool --
Calendar of Care --
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Abstract:

Water is a welcome element in any garden, having the power to soothe or excite. This practical guide provides a host of ideas for using water in your garden. Step-by-step photographic sequences and  Read more...

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