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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 […]

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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 can be found growing wild all over the UK.  It thrives as a deep water submerged plant and can be found in natural clay bottomed ponds, lakes, rivers, ditches and manmade canals, but being terrestrial, (growing […]

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Amphibian Watch Autumn-Winter 2016

Amphibian Watch Autumn-Winter 2016   During my autumn nursery tidy up this year, I was amazed at the amount of Amphibians I found almost on a daily basis.  Most of them I found under plant trays, but some were found under fiberglass plant holding tanks in little hollows of earth.  All these hiding places were favored for […]

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Tadpole Food

Tadpole Food   During the months of March and April, Frogs and Toads take to the water to spawn. After two or three weeks, the water will be swarming with tadpoles. In natural, wild clay bottomed ponds with an established and well balanced eco-system where there is plenty of decaying vegetation, algae and fresh water […]

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Common Toads-Bufo Bufo

Common Toads-Bufo Buffo The common Toad is one of the UKs most treasured amphibians. Also known as the European Toad, they can be found widely throughout the UK. Toads are nocturnal and will hide from predators in damp places during the day such as, underneath stones, logs and heavy vegetation. When night falls, they are […]

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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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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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