Tag: native pond plants

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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Calla Palustris-Bog Arum

Calla Palustris-Bog Arum Calla Palustris is a single species aquatic pond plant that is native to the northern hemisphere including the UK.  It also has the common names Bog-Arum and Marsh-Calla. It favours muddy margins and boggy conditions, and often grows wild at the edge of ponds, lakes, streams, ditches and in marshlands. Its glossy green […]

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Pond Plants (Eco-Friendly Buying Guide)

Pond Plants (Eco-Friendly Buying Guide) We are all aware of the state of our oceans, and the amount of plastic that finds its way down rivers and eventually into the sea.  Sky Ocean Watch and Lewis Pugh have certainly been doing their best to make us all aware of the long-term dangers of plastic waste […]

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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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Veronica Beccabunga

Veronica Beccabunga Veronica Beccabunga (also known as Brooklime and European Speedwell), is a low growing, evergreen marginal pond plant that is native to the UK and Europe.  It has a creeping habit and grows in shallow water and muddy margins in a water depth of 0-4 cm. It appears in shallow streams, ditches, ponds, lakes […]

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Stunning New Water Lily Cultivars for 2019!

Stunning New Water Lily Cultivars for 2019! I have been collecting rare, new and unusual pond plants for over 25 years from all corners of the globe.  Importing pond plants can be a complicated process that involves plant health inspections and certificates plus a mind boggling amount of importation paperwork and airport clearance. It is […]

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