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Pond Plants to suit all your needs

Pond Plants to suit all your needs   When it comes to planting up your pond or water garden, knowing where to start can be a daunting task.  There are a lot of factors to consider when selecting the right plants that will thrive and be happy in your existing or newly created pond.  Here […]

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Blanket weed or Blanket Answer

  Blanket Weed or Blanket Answer! Every year as soon as the sun comes out and the water temperature rises, all beginners and enthusiastic, water garden hobbyists alike, at some point will be confronted with a surge of green slime also known as Blanket Weed.  This unsightly, problematic weed clogs up pumps, clings to liners […]

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Eleocharis Acicularis (hair grass)

  Eleocharis Acicularis  (Hair Grass) This is one of my favorite versatile water garden plants.  Also known as Needle Spike Rush, Hair Grass is attractive and adaptable to a large range of different conditions.  It’s a terrestrial plant meaning that it grows under the water and above and it will thrive and colonise into bright […]

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Submerged Pond Plants with Floating Leaves

  Submerged Pond Plants with Floating Leaves Floating leaves on the water’s surface are beneficial to the health of all ponds, streams and lakes. Not only do they provide oxygen and take out harmful nitrates, but they also provide valuable cover for wildlife and cut down on surface sunlight thus reducing algae blooms (green water) […]

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Five Tips for growing Aquatic Plants

Five Tips for Growing Aquatic Plants I have been growing and selling water plants commercially for over 26 years and as a professional in my trade and with the skills I have acquired over the years, I would like to share some of that knowledge with you.   When it comes to planting pond plants, whether […]

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Pond Algae

Pond Algae There are hundreds of different types of Fresh-Water Algae and the most common problematic forms to invade our ponds are Blanket Weed (Filamentous Algae) and Plankton Algae more commonly known as ‘Green-Water Algae’.  Algae blooms can occur for a number of reasons, but are more commonly found in newly established ponds, especially those […]

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Pond Snails

  Pond Snails   There are around 30 different species of fresh water snails in the UK, many of which, are very small and currently unavailable to buy.  However, the two most familiar varieties are Lymnaea Stagnalis (giant pond snails) and Planorbarius Corneus (Rams horn snails). These particular species are the most popular and are […]

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Blanket Weed Problems

Blanket Weed Problems   How do I get rid of blanket weed?  I must have been asked this question a million times, and have removed tons of the stuff over the last 25 years.  Blanket weed, also known scientifically as ‘Filamentous or String Algae, must be just about the most annoying, invasive nuisance plant to […]

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Free Floating Pond Plants

Free Floating Pond Plants Out of all the different categories of Pond plants, there is a very small collection that has adapted over the years, to free float on the water.  Fortunately, they are easy to grow and have very little requirements other than to bask in the sunlight and absorb the nutrients from the […]

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Planting Marginal Pond Plants

Planting Marginal Pond Plants What is a marginal pond plant?  The best answer is a plant that naturally grow and adapt to shallow waters. Marginal plants are true aquatics that will thrive where the water level meets the land.   In the natural world, this is exactly what happens.   As a grower and collector of plants from […]

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