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Tag: Dragonflies

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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The Demoiselle, Natures Fresh Water Wonder

The Demoiselle, Natures 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 Demoiselle are brown in color and not as easy to spot but the males, are an incredible metallic blue, green and black in color.  Unlike Dragonflies and Damselflies, […]

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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 […]

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Acorus Calamus-Sweet Flag

Acorus Calamus-Sweet Flag This forever popular marginal plant also known as ‘Scented Rush’ or ‘Sweet Flag’, is one of my favourite plants to propagate as the rhizomes give off an addictive aniseed scented aroma when they are cut or broken, however, the leaves give off a less attractive scent when brushed. This marginal plant produces […]

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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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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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Swimming Ponds

    Swimming Ponds On my book shelf, I have a book called Wild Swimming.  Inside, is a guide to all the natural beauty spots and remote locations in the UK where you can swim, dive or bathe?  Swimming in natural ponds, lakes, rivers and man-made dykes and canals is nothing new and has been […]

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The Importance of Marginal Plants

The Importance of Marginal Plants There are many different categories of water plants, and just as plants have adapted to all areas of land, they have also adapted to all areas of the water.   In this article, I will talk about freshwater ponds, streams, dykes, lakes, dew ponds and even man-made canals.  It’s in all […]

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Submerged Pond Plants with Floating Leaves

  Submerged Pond Plants with Floating Leaves Floating leaves on the water’s surface are beneficial to the health of all ponds, streams and lakes. Not only do they provide oxygen and take out harmful nitrates, but they also provide valuable cover for wildlife and cut down on surface sunlight thus reducing algae blooms (green water) […]

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