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Deep Water Marginal Pond Plants

  Deep Water Marginal Pond Plants   Here at Lilies Water Gardens, we have created our own name for a category of very special plants and some of these pond plants belong in several different categories.  All  are very adaptable and can be grown in a wide diversity of different conditions ranging from shallow margins […]

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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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Submerged Pond Plants with Floating Leaves

  Submerged Pond Plants with Floating Leaves Floating leaves on the water’s surface are beneficial to the health of all ponds, streams and lakes. Not only do they provide oxygen and take out harmful nitrates, but they also provide valuable cover for wildlife and cut down on surface sunlight thus reducing algae blooms (green water) […]

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Potamogeton Pondweeds

Potamogeton Pondweeds There are a large group of aquatic plants known as Potamogetons but are more commonly known as Pond weeds.   They have a wide global distribution and some 50 or more species can be found growing in the British Isles.  Some are more common and can be found growing almost everywhere whilst others, are […]

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