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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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Soleirolia Soleirolii (Mind-Your-Own-Business) for Ponds and Water Gardens

Soleirolia Soleirolii (Mind-Your-Own-Business) for Pond and Water Gardens Also often listed as Helxine Soleirolii, though mostly known under the common name Mind-Your-Own-Business. This very versatile, moisture-loving plant grows happy in sun, partial and/or full shade. Its many other names include: Baby Tears, Angels Tears, Irish Moss, Bread and Cheese, Friendship Plant, Pollyana Vine, Corsican Carpet, […]

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10 Must Have Submerged Deep Water Pond Plants

 10 Must Have Submerged Deep water Pond Plants Submerged pond plants play an essential role in maintaining a healthy pond.  Releasing oxygen into the water and taking up excessive nitrate levels at the same time, they create a perfect balanced environment for all pond life.  Some deep water plants are just water foliage plants. Meanwhile, others […]

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Attracting Newts to Your Pond

Attracting Newts to Your Pond One of the great things about owning a back garden pond is the amount of wildlife that it will attract. If you follow a few easy guidelines, you should be lucky enough to attract and establish a colony of Newts. New Ponds If you are still in the process of […]

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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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Callitriche-For Oxygenating and Attracting Newts

Callitriche – For Oxygenating and Attracting Newts Callitriche is a submerged aquatic but also terrestrial plant that grows underwater to a water depth of 60cm.  It adapts to growing in shallow and moist margins, where it favours clay and silt. There are many wild species that are very similar in appearance; they can grow in full […]

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Stratiotes Aloides, Water Soldiers

  Stratiotes Aloides, More Commonly Known As Water Soldiers   Water Soldiers also known as Water Pineapples, are native to Europe and North West Asia. These gems are extraordinary looking with serrated Cactus like looking leaves, and white flowers that appear in the leaf axels throughout July to August. They are at their happiest and […]

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Mazus Reptans

Mazus Reptans Also known as ‘Chinese Marsh Flower’, Mazus Reptans is a variety of Alpine that gives very good ground cover.  It produces Matt-forming, bright green, foliage and a mass of purple or white flowers.  The white flowered variety grows more tightly compact than the purple species.  Mazus are frost hardy, evergreen plants that like […]

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