We have a fantastic selection of Koi available at the moment. The display ponds are stocked up with colorful Koi and now is the perfect time to visit. There is no better way to fully appreciate the beauty of Koi than viewing them up close in the ponds.
However, for many this is simply not an option. Koi sales are now taking off online and I have had to learn how to build websites, do Facebook and YouTube.
After hours of toil I figured out how to program our website cart to offer bundled Koi deals. This might not seem like a big deal but not being technically minded it is for me. So expect to see lots of them appearing over the next few weeks.
This week we have started a special offer on the 14-16in Koi. They are now £210 each or you can buy 3 for just £499. Just look in the 14-16in section and you will see the selection of Koi currently available.
We also have our large main pond Koi offer buy 2 get 1 free. You can choose any 3 Koi from the huge selection and the cheapest Koi will be absolutely free!
Online sales have proven very popular again this year and we have had numerous orders to process this week.
Due to the incredible heat on Monday and Tuesday we decided it was sensible to postpone this week’s deliveries until Thursday and Friday.
I would like to say thank you to everyone for your understanding with this, obviously this was an exceptional circumstance and next week we will be delivering Tuesday to Friday as per normal.
In my recent newsletter about oxygen I pointed out the consequences of excessive plant growth in ponds populated with fish. It may have created the impression that I am against planting out ponds but, this is not the case.
Pond plants absorb nitrates, phosphates and other impurities from the water. They can help combat green water problems and reduce the severity or even eliminate the growth of unsightly troublesome blanket weed.
Plants such as lilies and floating lettuce can provide welcome shade for your fish. The shade helps to keep the water cooler, provides security for your fish and prevents strong light penetrating into the pond. Blanket weed and green water algae thrive in ponds with little or no shade.
Plants can attract insect life and provide a source of natural healthy snacks for the fish.
It has often been said that plants can not be incorporated into a Koi pond. Large Koi can uproot delicate marginals and chew through lily pads. They will bury their noses into the pots, dump mouths full of gravel and soil over the bottom of your pond and give you nothing but work.
However it certainly is possible to incorporate plants into Koi ponds, you just need the right plants and you need a strategy for keeping them Koi proofed.
In last week’s YouTube video I showed you the water lettuce growing on top of our filter system. I also suggested growing them in floating nursery nets. You allow them to multiply and flip them out the net when they reach sufficient size or numbers.
If lilies are suitably dressed, most small to medium Koi will not be a threat. I made a video explaining how to do this a year or so ago and you will find it helpful.
This is a video I made a year or so ago. It has some tips on choosing and potting lilies. Please help support the channel, post a comment, thumbs up the video and subscribe to the channel. Thank you.