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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 spring is […]

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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. In late summer and early autumn, the stems, blooms and Water Lily pads start to decompose. Thus they add more essential nutrients to existing nutrient-rich pond sludge.  Throughout the winter […]

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The Demoiselle, Nature’s Fresh-Water Wonder

The Demoiselle, Nature’s Fresh-Water Wonder Introduction My first sighting of a Demoiselle (from the Dragonfly family), was in North Devon whilst walking up a woodland stream.  Female Demoiselles are brown in colour and not as easy to spot. In contrast, the males are an incredible metallic blue, green and black in color.  Unlike Dragonflies and Damselflies, […]

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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 will […]

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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 or even deeper. However, Water Lilies will not grow in waters of more than 5 ft deep… and […]

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