Tag: moisture loving perennials

Pond Plants For Rain Gardens

Pond Plants for Rain Gardens What is a Rain Garden? A rain Garden is an Eco-friendly way of gardening, making use of free water. In addition, it is a way of creating Eco-friendly drainage. Normally, the run-off rain-water and flood-water from heavy downpours carries pollutants from roofs, driveways etc. straight into ditches, streams and freshwater […]

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Innula Hookeri for Attracting Wildlife

Inula Hookeri for Attracting Wildlife This often over-looked plant is simply amazing.  Inula Hookeri is a clump forming, moisture loving perennial plant that grows up to a height of 80 cm.  Inula produces a mass of bright yellow flowers that bring color and impact to any water garden during the summer months.  It’s stunning, large yellow […]

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Over-Wintering Pond Plants

Over-Wintering Pond Plants Over-wintering pond plants is easier than you think, but it’s more about tidying up to please the eye than anything else, as after all, most of the time there is no manual intervention needed on the autumn maintenance of naturally growing water plant habitats.  In nature, all areas of deciduous fauna die […]

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Bog Gardens Exsplained!

Bog Gardens Explained! Wild Bog Gardens True Bogs are a classified type of natural wetland; they collect natural rain water and are home to Sphagnum Moss which compresses over the years to form Peat which is often then farmed from the Bogs on a seasonal basis. Natural Peat bogs have no nutrients, therefore most of […]

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Schizostylis Coccinea or (Kaffir Lily)

Schizostylis Coccinea Major or (Kaffir Lily) Also known as the River Lily and commonly now sold under its new Latin name of Hesperantha Coccinea.  To avoid any confusion, I will refer to them as River Lilies, although they are actually members of the Iris family.   River Lilies originate from South Africa where they grow wild along […]

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