Tag: bog garden plants

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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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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Marginal Pond Plants or Bog Garden Plants

  Marginal Pond Plants Or Bog Garden Plants There seems to be a lot of confusion and inaccurate  information all over the internet on the categorizing of marginal pond plants and bog garden plants.  Like before in many of my articles I will now endeavor to set the record straight.  This information will be essential and informative […]

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Over-Wintering Pond Plants

Over-Wintering Pond Plants Over-wintering pond plants is easier than you think, but it’s more about tidying up to please the eye than anything else, as after all, most of the time there is no manual intervention needed on the autumn maintenance of naturally growing water plant habitats.  In nature, all areas of deciduous fauna die […]

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Bog Gardens Exsplained!

Bog Gardens Explained! Wild Bog Gardens True Bogs are a classified type of natural wetland; they collect natural rain water and are home to Sphagnum Moss which compresses over the years to form Peat which is often then farmed from the Bogs on a seasonal basis. Natural Peat bogs have no nutrients, therefore most of […]

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Mazus Reptans

Mazus Reptans Also known as ‘Chinese Marsh Flower’, Mazus Reptans is a variety of Alpine that gives very good ground cover.  It produces Matt-forming, bright green, foliage and a mass of purple or white flowers.  The white flowered variety grows more tightly compact than the purple species.  Mazus are frost hardy, evergreen plants that like […]

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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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