Tag: Aquatic Baskets

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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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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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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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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Clean your Pond Out In February

    Clean Your Pond Out In February Most of us would still consider February as winter however, in certain parts of the UK like the west counties of Devon and Cornwall, spring usually arrives earlier than the southern counties of the UK though we soon catch up.  Our wildlife seems to know best when […]

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Bare-Rooted Water Lilies

  Bare-Rooted Water Lilies   Hardy Water Lilies grow and spread from tubers and rhizomes.  These soft woody root stocks are designed by nature to store essential nutrients and in late summer and early Autumn, the stems, blooms and Water Lily pads start to decompose adding more essential nutrients to existing nutrient rich pond sludge.  Throughout […]

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Re-Potting Marginal Pond Plants

  Re-Potting Marginal Pond Plants There are two types of marginal plants, shallow marginal plants and deep water marginal plants.  Shallow marginal plants grow literally at the water edge and require no more than 4 cm of water depth.  The different species and cultivars of deep water marginal plants require different water depths but most […]

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Growing Water Lilies in Deep Ponds

  Growing Water Lilies in Deep Ponds   One of the most frequent inquiries I receive is “What Water Lilies are suitable for deep water.”? The deepest water in larger ponds and lakes could be anywhere between 4 to 15 feet in depth or even deeper, but Water Lilies will not grow in waters of more than […]

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