Category: Uses For Water Plants

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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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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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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The Allotment Water Garden

The Allotment Water Garden Over the years, many customers have come to my retail nursery to purchase pond plants for water features in their allotments.  These small container ponds can be created very simply by using half Oak barrels, old Belfast sinks, old style bath tubs etc… In fact, anything that is watertight and can […]

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My First Wildlife Ponds

My First Wildlife Ponds Introduction I have always had a massive interest in wildlife and plants. By the time I had reached the age of twenty five, I had kept and studied numerous Mammals, Reptiles, Birds, Insects, Amphibians and plants. As a teenager I used to breed many species of Butterflies and Moths. No doubt […]

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Calla Palustris-Bog Arum

Calla Palustris-Bog Arum Calla Palustris is a single species aquatic pond plant that is native to the northern hemisphere including the UK.  It also has the common names Bog-Arum and Marsh-Calla. It favours muddy margins and boggy conditions, and often grows wild at the edge of ponds, lakes, streams, ditches and in marshlands. Its glossy green […]

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Where Does Our Pond Wildlife Arrive From?

Where Does Our Pond Wildlife Arrive From? This is a question I get asked a lot.  Many people are often amazed at just how quick wildlife seems to arrive in their pond as if from nowhere.  So, just where does it arrive from?  All new ponds large or small will start attracting wildlife within days […]

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Veronica Beccabunga

Veronica Beccabunga Veronica Beccabunga (also known as Brooklime and European Speedwell), is a low growing, evergreen marginal pond plant that is native to the UK and Europe.  It has a creeping habit and grows in shallow water and muddy margins in a water depth of 0-4 cm. It appears in shallow streams, ditches, ponds, lakes […]

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