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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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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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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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October’s Water Garden

October’s Water Garden With the onset of winter and an end to those lazy sunny summer days, October can be seen as a miserable month with excessive rainfall, early frosts and grey clouds, but on a bright sunny autumn day, nature can still put on a magnificent display of colours.   Colour and Beauty Our […]

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Oxygenating Plants

Oxygenating Plants Out of all of the different types of water plants, it’s the oxygenators that are the most diverse in their uses and they play the biggest role in maintaining healthy, clean water.  They remove excess nitrates by filtration preventing green water while at the same time, releasing thousands of small bubbles of oxygen […]

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Great Crested Newts

Great Crested Newts Tritusus Cristatus more commonly known as (Greater Crested Newts), are the largest out of our three British species.  Females can grow to a length of 17cm which is three times the size of Palmate and Smooth Newts.  Although they are widespread throughout Europe, their biggest populations are found in Britain.  Despite this, […]

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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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