A Day Trip to Bradshaws Pond Supplies, York ￼
There are already 101 reasons to visit the ancient city of York, York Minster, the National Railway Museum and the Shambles being just a few. But if you’re anything like me then you’ll want to make a trip to Bradshaw’s pond shop – a pond lovers paradise! Their shop is just a short, 10 minute drive from the city centre (more info on their contact page). I’m planning a second pond in a shaded part of the garden and needed some advice on the best way to approach it. The guys at Bradshaws are always very clued up on anything pond related, I’ve spoken with them on the phone before placing an order but it was good to speak with them face to face this time around. As well as advice on my second pond I needed to treat my original pond to a new pump. I was tempted to go for a hozelock pond pump after seeing a review in Gardeners World, after speaking with the Bradshaws guy I decided to go for one of these pond pumps – it fitted my budget my Koi seem to be enjoying it.
All in all, I’d recommend dropping in to the Bradshaws shop if you’re anywhere near York, I’ve never met a group of people more clued up on ponds than these guys and their selection of products is amazing. Otherwise you can always visit them online (or download a copy of their catalogue and browse offline!).
P.S My favourite page has to be the pond calculator page! It lets you know exactly what type of pond pump to buy, how much pond liner you need, what volume of water your pond holds and how much pond sealant you might need. http://www.bradshawsdirect.co.uk/calculators