Summer Discount to our Nursery Visitors: Throughout July we are offering a 15% discount on all our plants to customers that visit our nursery in person, this offer excludes dry goods. We are open Tuesdays to Saturdays 9 am to 5 pm, closed Sundays and Mondays, hope to see you soon.

Tag: Common Frogs

Common Frogs in your Garden

Common Frogs in Your Garden One of the great things about water gardening and having a garden pond is the diversity of wildlife that it will attract. We have only a few amphibians in the UK, one of our most treasured being the common frog, (Latin name Rana Temporaria). Even the smallest garden pond will […]

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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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Pond Plants to suit all your needs

Pond Plants to suit all your needs When it comes to planting up your pond or water garden, knowing where to start can be a daunting task.  There are a lot of factors to consider when selecting the right plants that will thrive and be happy in your existing or newly created pond.  Here are […]

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Amphibian Watch Autumn-Winter 2016

Amphibian Watch Autumn-Winter 2016   During my autumn nursery tidy up this year, I was amazed at the amount of Amphibians I found almost on a daily basis.  Most of them I found under plant trays, but some were found under fiberglass plant holding tanks in little hollows of earth.  All these hiding places were favored for […]

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Tadpole Food

Tadpole Food   During the months of March and April, Frogs and Toads take to the water to spawn. After two or three weeks, the water will be swarming with tadpoles. In natural, wild clay bottomed ponds with an established and well balanced eco-system where there is plenty of decaying vegetation, algae and fresh water […]

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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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Deep Water Marginal Pond Plants

  Deep Water Marginal Pond Plants   Here at Lilies Water Gardens, we have created our own name for a category of very special plants and some of these pond plants belong in several different categories.  All  are very adaptable and can be grown in a wide diversity of different conditions ranging from shallow margins […]

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Frog and Toad Watch

Frog and Toad Watch For those that don’t already participate in this annual event, I would like to introduce to you a very enjoyable and rewarding spring hobby that I’ve decided to call Frog and Toad Watch, and all you will need is a waterproof coat, a pair of wellies and a torch.  The Frog […]

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