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Tag: Marginal Plants

Thalia Dealbata

Thalia Dealbata the giant Tropical looking Deep Marginal Plant Thalia Dealbata is a North American, architectural, tropical looking deep water marginal plant that displays large lanceolate leaves and tall stems that grow to a height of 180cm which produce panicles of beautiful violet flowers.  Also known as Powdery Alligator Flag, Hardy Canna and Powdery Thalia, […]

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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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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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Guide to Pond Plants and Aquatic Baskets

A Practical Guide to Pond Plants and Aquatic Baskets Pond plants come in various shapes and sizes, but also have very different growing habits. Therefore, it is not surprising that things can get quite confusing when trying to choose the right sized aquatic baskets to house the right pond plants. I have written this article […]

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Astilbe for Pond Surroundings

Astilbe for Pond Surroundings and use In the Water Garden Astilbe, (also known as False Goats Beard) is a perennial native to mountains, ravines and woodlands in Asia and North America.  There are many different species that have been cross-bred to produce the many hundreds of hybrids available today. As a result, different hybrids flower at […]

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Water Scorpions

Also known by their Latin name (Nepa Cinerea), Water Scorpions are insects that look similar to land Scorpions.  Dark brown in colour and 3-5 cm in length, they certainly are a strange-looking insect. Strangest of it is their long narrow tail that looks like a sting. In fact, this is actually their breathing apparatus! They […]

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Alpine Newts in the UK

Long before my aquatic nursery even existed, I used to visit another aquatic nursery in Newdigate, known throughout my childhood as the Field Station. This wonderful place sold all kinds of Amphibians, Reptiles and Fish as well as an interesting range of pond plants. You can read more about the Field Station on my article […]

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My First Wildlife Ponds

My First Wildlife Ponds Introduction I have always had a massive interest in wildlife and plants. By the time I had reached the age of twenty five, I had kept and studied numerous Mammals, Reptiles, Birds, Insects, Amphibians and plants. As a teenager I used to breed many species of Butterflies and Moths. No doubt […]

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