New Large Growing Water Lilies

New Large Growing Water Lilies Water Lily cultivars come in all sizes, with some being so small that 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 […]

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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 and a way of creating Eco-friendly drainage, instead of water taking pollutants from roofs, driveways etc straight into ditches, streams and freshwater habitats, the run off rain water and flood water […]

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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, so 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. This article has been written […]

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Raft Spiders

Raft Spiders One of the UK’s largest Spider is the semi-aquatic, Raft Spider (Dolomedes Fimbriatus) which is  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 […]

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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 […]

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How to grow Water Lilies for Maximum Blooms

How to grow Water Lilies for Maximum Blooms We have all seen established Water Lilies in village ponds, parks and gardens displaying dozens of vibrant majestic blooms at any one time throughout the summer months.  This kind of display is easily achievable in our own back garden ponds too by simply following a few simple […]

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Astilbe for Pond Surroundings

Astilbe for Pond Surroundings and use In the Water Garden Astilbe, also known as (False Goats Beard) is perennials that are native to mountains, ravines and woodlands in Asia and North America.  There are many different species that have been cross bred to produce the many hundreds of hybrids available today.  Different hybrids flower at […]

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Growing Pond Plants in Biodegradable Pots

Growing Pond Plants in Environmentally Friendly Biodegradable Pots I have been experimenting with growing pond plants in biodegradable pots known as Vi pots. These pots are made from natural fibre extracted from annual crop waste such as rice husk. The pots I have planted into, come in 2 different sizes and they all have 4 […]

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