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 […]

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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 […]

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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. 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 […]

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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. 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 […]

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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 […]

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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.  By following a few simple steps, we can easily achieve this kind of display in our own back garden ponds […]

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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 a perennial 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. As a result, 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 are made from natural fibre extracted from annual crop waste such as rice husk. The pots come in 2 different sizes. All have 4 small drainage holes in their base, a […]

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