Tag: pond planting

New Large Growing Water Lilies

New Large Growing Water Lilies Water Lily cultivars come in all sizes. Some are so small, they produce leaves and flowers the size of a ten pence piece.  However, this makes the perfect choice for those wanting to plant up small containers or anything else that holds water.   On the other end of the […]

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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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Growing Pond Plants in Biodegradable Pots

Growing Pond Plants in Environmentally Friendly Biodegradable Pots I have been experimenting with growing pond plants in biodegradable pots known as Vi pots. These are made from natural fibre extracted from annual crop waste such as rice husk. The pots come in 2 different sizes. All have 4 small drainage holes in their base, a […]

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The Allotment Water Garden

The Allotment Water Garden Over the years, many customers have come to my retail nursery to purchase pond plants for water features in their allotments.  These small container ponds can be created very simply by using half Oak barrels, old Belfast sinks, old style bath tubs etc… In fact, anything that is watertight and can […]

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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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