Tag: Fibreglass Ponds

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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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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Environmentally Friendly Bare Rooted Pond Plants

Environmentally Friendly Bare Rooted Pond Plants A lot of companies are advertising and selling what they call “pond ready plants” in 11 cm and 1 liter sized aquatic baskets!  WARNING – THEY ARE NOT!  But there also are many other environmental reasons why it is far better to buy bare-rooted pond plants whenever possible. Advantages of […]

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Pond Planting Explained for Beginners

Pond planting explained for Beginners The only difference between adding plants to your pond or water garden compared to planting up borders in your back garden is WATER. The thing that seems to confuse people the most is the different water depth requirements. However, it does not need to be explained in a complicated way. To […]

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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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Persicaria Amphibia-Amphibious Bistort

Persicaria Amphibia – Amphibious Bistort Persicaria  Amphibia, also known as Polygonum Amphibian, is a terrestrial native plant that grows wild all over the UK.  It thrives as a deep water submerged plant, such as in natural clay bottomed ponds, lakes, rivers, ditches and man-made canals. But, being terrestrial, (growing on both land and water), it […]

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Pseudata New in the World of Iris

  Pseudata New in the World of Iris   Iris Pseudata is a cross between Japanese Iris Ensata and our native Iris Pseudacorus.  The results of matching these two lovely Iris, are quite stunning.  The cultivars come in a splendid selection of whites, purples, yellows, pinks, blues and pastel tones, and all carry distinct eye-shadow […]

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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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