Tag: caltha palustris

Pond Plants with attractive bright green foliage

Pond Plants with attractive bright green foliage There are few pond plants that hold their beauty alone with their fresh green leaves. I have composed a short list of some of my favourites, all quite distinctive from each other. Veronica Becabunga This low growing creeping plant looks fantastic in all water garden environments. It puts […]

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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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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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Pond and Water Plants in Colour

Pond and Water Plants in Colour   There are hundreds of thousands of plants from all corners of the world that grow in still and running water.  Unfortunately, the majority of these are too invasive or simply not interesting enough (unless you’re a botanist), to grow in man-made water gardens and ponds.   Fortunately, commercially produced […]

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Ten Must Have Pond Plants

 Ten Must Have Pond Plants   You can just imagine the fun I had trying to choose the top ten must have plants for your pond! The first thing I had to do was to just concentrate on pond plants (true aquatics) rather than the whole concept of water gardening, bog-gardens, moist pond surrounds borders […]

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Native Aquatic Plants of Britain

Native Aquatic Plants of Britain One of the things we have plenty of and contribute to our rich green isles, is rainfall.  Plenty of rainfall means plenty of wet habitats for our wildlife forming lakes, ponds, rivers, streams, bogs, marshes and woodland swamps.  Wherever you find fresh water, you will also find plants.  This aquatic […]

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Caltha Palustris (marsh marigolds)

Caltha Palustris (Marsh-Marigolds) Marsh marigolds are members of the plant family called Ranunculaceae and are native to marshes, fens, ditches, streams and damp woodlands.  As with all Ranunculus, the plants are poisonous.  Marsh Marigolds have many traditional and folklore names such as, Yellow-Boots, Molly- Blobs, Horse- Blobs, Water-Blobs and Water- Bubbles.  Other names given seem […]

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