A VISIT TO A KOI CENTER

Last week we needed  food for our koi who live in our garden pond so we decided to go to a place called “De Hofleverancier”in Ekeren near Antwerp. It is a nice place to buy decent koi, good koi food , pond plants and pond ornaments.

When we arrived we went to see the fish first, they have all sorts of pond fish but they are specialised in Japanese koi, they have all sorts from tiny ones to big ones. And of course my husband couldn’t resist to buy one, we already have plenty of them in our pond, and our pond is not that big , I told him we only came to buy some koi food but he still wanted to take another koi home and so we did.

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So we came home with this little fella, it’s a bad picture cos the fish is in a plastic bag and he is nervous cos one moment he was swimming in a huge tub with lots of other koi and the next he was all on his own in a plastic bag in just a bit of water, poor thing ! But at the moment he is happily swimming in our pond together with the other koi and he is eating well. He must have had a big shock when we put them in our pond, he came from a huge tub with no plants into a pond with lots of plants and koi he never met before.

Although it was very cold that day we made a stroll through the garden center so I could take some pictures for you.

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THE FISH WERE IN BIG TUBS WITH NO PLANTS IN SO THEY WERE HUNGRY AND WHEN YOU CAME CLOSE THEY THOUGHT YOU WERE BRINGING FOOD

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BIG ONES

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SOME WERE REALLY VERY PRETTY

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SOME ORIENTAL ORNAMENTS

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A SELECTION OF POND PLANTS

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A WATER ORNAMENT

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A  WATER ORNAMENT MADE FROM A HUGE TREE TRUNK

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I LOVED THESE 2 STONE PONDS, ALAS THEY WERE EXPENSIVE !

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A POND STATUE

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I hope you all enjoyed this little garden tour.

 

Have a great garden week and thanks for stopping by !!

 

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