Tag: Aquatic Soil

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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Growing Water Lilies in Containers

Growing Water Lilies in Containers When we think of Water Lilies, we tend to think of village ponds and lakes.  Water Lilies come in all different sizes and there are dozens of small Water Lily cultivars that are easy to grow in containers requiring little maintenance.  This article is a step by step guide to […]

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Pond Planting Explained for Beginners

Pond planting explained for Beginners The only difference between adding plants to your pond or water garden compared to planting up borders in your back garden is WATER, and the thing that seems to confuse people the most is the different water depth requirements, however it does not need to be explained in a complicated way […]

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Pond planting in the autumn

Pond planting in the autumn For any type of gardening, the planting is the process before the reward, so this makes Autumn a very good time to plant certain types of pond plants as they  will already be established and  therefore, put on a good display of foliage and flowers in the Spring.  There are […]

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Oxygenating Plants

Oxygenating Plants Out of all of the different types of water plants, it’s the oxygenators that are the most diverse in their uses and they play the biggest role in maintaining healthy, clean water.  They remove excess nitrates by filtration preventing green water while at the same time, releasing thousands of small bubbles of oxygen […]

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