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Simons Pond Advice Book
Pond book: practical information and tips for a virtually maintenance-free water feature
Meanwhile, I can call myself a pond specialist in water and aquarium plants for over 35 years. As a small boy of 9 I, Simon van der Velde, became acquainted with the wonderful world of water and that passion has never disappeared. Through my years of experience I have been able to inspire many people with good (pond) advice. I like to share my knowledge and passion so that as many people as possible can continue to enjoy a clear pond throughout the year. With my pond book: Simons Vijveradvies you will discover the fastest way to a healthy and maintenance-free pond!
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Simon's pond book - published 2022
I believe that a water feature, in the form of a pond or aquarium, can contribute to moments of rest and relaxation. Therefore I would like to share my knowledge and make sure that people can build their own pond and enjoy it. This without having to perform a lot of maintenance. For that reason I have summarized all the questions that have been asked over the years regarding ponds and water features in Simons Vijveradvies.
Contents of Simons Pond Advice Book
The book contains the basics for constructing and maintaining a pond or water feature. Both large and small. The 100+ page book covers topics including:
|Dimensions||25 × 18 cm|
Pond Book - Dutch, Pond Book - German, Pond Book - English, Pond Book - French
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When will I receive my order?
The average delivery time is 1 to 2 business days, if the items are in stock. Articles that are not in stock take a little longer to deliver. We do everything we can to meet the promised delivery time. If this is unexpectedly not possible, we will inform you. After your order you will receive a track & trace code. Keep an eye on this code for the most current information.
By whom will the delivery be carried out?
We work together with the delivery service DHL. As soon as your order leaves our house, you will receive a track and trace code so you can follow your package. The DHL will attempt to deliver the parcel on the specified dispatch date. You are not at home? Then the deliveryman will try to deliver the parcel at the neighbours. If this also fails, the parcel is taken to the nearest DHL service point. Here it will stay for 5 days for you to pick it up. DHL will always leave a note behind with instructions. Also via the track & trace code you can see where you can pick up the package.
How can I track my order?
After placing your order you will receive a track & trace code (DHL). Through this code you can find the most current status of your order.
How can I pay?
Whatever payment method you choose, you always pay safely.
- iDEAL: for anyone with a Dutch bank card.
- Credit card: the amount is reserved and not debited until the item is delivered.
- PayPal: secure online payment through your own PayPal account.
- Bancontact / Mister Cash: online payment method via your own internet banking environment.
- Klarna: pay your order only after you have received the item.
Where can I find my invoice?
After your order you will receive an invoice by e-mail.
We also store your invoice online in your account. This way you can easily consult and print your invoices as often as you like.
Will I receive an invoice with my order?
No, we never send an invoice with the order itself. So if the order is a gift, feel free to send it directly to the recipient. The invoice will be sent to the e-mail address we have on record.
Do I have a guarantee on my plants?
Our plants are grown with the utmost care. Special attention is paid to the development and growth of the plant. When packing your order, a quality control also takes place. So you can be sure that the plants you buy from us are in perfect health.
Have you received plants and are you not sure of the quality? Let us know within 48 hours after delivery, using this form. Please include a photo so we can take a look and advise you. If it turns out that the plants are really not of good quality, we will of course give you a guarantee on your purchase.
For all other (non-living) items you buy from us, the legal warranty applies. Legal guarantee means that a product is or should be what the consumer may reasonably expect from it. For some products there is also a manufacturer's warranty.
How long is the warranty valid?
If it appears that you are entitled to the growth and bloom guarantee it is valid for 1 year from the date of purchase.
What is my warranty certificate?
Your invoice or proof of purchase is also your guarantee certificate. You can save your invoice in your account. That way you will never lose it again. Handy, right?
CSR: Corporate Social Responsibility
Van der Velde Waterplanten strives to achieve the 17 global goals. We believe that together we can make a difference. Cooperation is essential for progress. We are committed to helping people distanced from the labour market. We spare the environment by not using chemical pesticides, if necessary we use biological control. Plastic is avoided and recycled as much as possible. By following the developments in the field of packaging we have an increasing percentage of biodegradable packaging available.
Sustainable MPS certified
Acting honestly and openly, ensuring transparency, reliability and clarity. Ensuring a healthier and better world. This is what Van der Velde Waterplanten stands for. We would like to underline this with the MPS-Florimarkt TraceCert and Global G.A.P. GGN Floriculture certification we have obtained.
All of our plants are organically fertilized at the nursery and grown without pesticides. After this the plants are put into rest (hibernation). This means that the plants only start their growth process when they are placed in the pond.
FSC paper and recycled plastic
We strive to produce our products and packaging as co2 neutral as possible. We use PLA and PET plastic packaging and FSC certified paper.
GoGreen Climate Neutral Shipping
Through our partner DHL, we ship all our packages under the so-called GoGreen Climate Neutral service. With this service, DHL calculates the CO2 emissions per shipment and compensates them by investing in environmentally friendly projects.
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Swamp full of aquatic plants
Thanks to Simon Van der Velde I have a nice clean swamp full of water plants again! (Finally free of annoying algae...) Clear advice, fast delivery, and : a passionate honest nature loving grower with one goal : to find the best solution !
My pond is a small world full of biodiversity.
I bought a water lily, oxygen plants and some more aquatic greenery for my mini toad pool in a specimen tub. The water stays beautifully clear and the aquatic plants grow like cabbage. Sometimes damselflies dance above the tiny lilies. A climate-proof mini-oasis for our dry summers!
Very good service
Door de jaren heen slechte kwaliteit planten gehad die elk jaar weer kapot gaan. Totdat ik bij dit bedrijf uit kwam. Goed laten adviseren door Simon, hij verteld je gewoon precies wat je nodig hebt en wat wél en niet werkt. Erg persoonlijke goede service en iemand die even de tijd voor je neemt. Lees meer
Groot aanbod van planten met uitgebreide informatie. Bestelling werd vlot geleverd en arriveerde keurig verpakt in een stevige doos. Planten en toebehoren zaten in aparte, passende verpakkingen waardoor alles in prima staat was, er lag niks door elkaar. Lees meer
Super fast delivery. The price-quality is really quite good. A complete package with a clear description. This simply cannot fail. Already within a few days the first leaves of the water lily were visible on the water surface. Here I order so again!!!
Excellent supplier for healthy pond: fast, knowledgeable, well packaged.
Paar keer een aantal bestellingen gedaan. Communicatie is prima, men reageert super snel en deskundig. Tot nu toe een paar keer mosbollen besteld, krabbescheer en spullen voor algenbestrijding. Lees meer