Thalia Dealbata

Thalia Dealbata the giant Tropical looking Deep Marginal Plant Thalia Dealbata is a North American, architectural, tropical looking deep water marginal plant that displays large lanceolate leaves and tall stems that grow to a height of 180cm which produce panicles of beautiful violet flowers.  Also known as Powdery Alligator Flag, Hardy Canna and Powdery Thalia, […]

Read in full

Common Frogs in your Garden

Common Frogs in Your Garden One of the great things about water gardening and having a garden pond is the diversity of wildlife that it will attract. We have only a few amphibians in the UK, one of our most treasured being the common frog, (Latin name Rana Temporaria). Even the smallest garden pond will […]

Read in full

New Large Growing Water Lilies

New Large Growing Water Lilies Water Lily cultivars come in all sizes. Some are so small, they produce leaves and flowers the size of a ten pence piece.  However, this makes the perfect choice for those wanting to plant up small containers or anything else that holds water.   On the other end of the […]

Read in full

Pond Plants with attractive bright green foliage

Pond Plants with attractive bright green foliage There are few pond plants that hold their beauty alone with their fresh green leaves. I have composed a short list of some of my favourites, all quite distinctive from each other. Veronica Becabunga This low growing creeping plant looks fantastic in all water garden environments. It puts […]

Read in full

Pond Plants For Rain Gardens

Pond Plants for Rain Gardens What is a Rain Garden? A rain Garden is an Eco-friendly way of gardening, making use of free water. In addition, it is a way of creating Eco-friendly drainage. Normally, the run-off rain-water and flood-water from heavy downpours carries pollutants from roofs, driveways etc. straight into ditches, streams and freshwater […]

Read in full

Guide to Pond Plants and Aquatic Baskets

A Practical Guide to Pond Plants and Aquatic Baskets Pond plants come in various shapes and sizes, but also have very different growing habits. Therefore, it is not surprising that things can get quite confusing when trying to choose the right sized aquatic baskets to house the right pond plants. I have written this article […]

Read in full

Raft Spiders

Raft Spider (Dolomedes Fimbriatus) One of the UK’s largest Spider is the semi-aquatic, Raft Spider (Dolomedes Fimbriatus), also known as the Fishing Spider.  With a leg span of 7cm, Raft Spiders spend their lives in surrounding pond vegetation that’s close to the water’s edge.  They spend much of their time resting their front legs on […]

Read in full

Scented Mentha for Ponds and Water Gardens

Scented Mentha for Ponds and Water Gardens On my retail Aquatic Nursery Lilies Water Gardens, I have a very special and popular collection of plants that are suitable for ponds and their surrounding areas.  The three species I grow, are all quite different in growing habit but they all have one thing in common, and […]

Read in full