Category Archives: Nature And Wildlife

Oenanthes for Wild and Formal Pond Planting

Oenanthes for Wild and Formal Pond Planting   There are many species of Oenanthes that grow wild in various wetland habitats.  They can be found in water meadows, streams, ditches, marshes, rivers, pond, lakes and bog-lands.  Most resemble weeds, so … Continue reading

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The Common Names of Marginal Pond Plants Exsplained

    The Common Names of Marginal Pond Plants Explained The vast majority of ‘common pond plant’ names are self explanatory.  For example ‘Flowering Rush’ is a rush that flowers and ‘Cotton Grass,’ is grass like and produces fluffy cotton … Continue reading

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How to Attract Dragonflies with Glyceria Maxima

    How to Attract Dragonflies with Glyceria Maxima   Dragonflies are simply amazing to see.  These giant winged insects swoop and dart around at great speeds whilst they catch smaller insects to eat though they are also seeking out … Continue reading

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Pond Planting Explained for Beginners

Pond planting explained for Beginners The only difference between adding plants to your pond or water garden compared to planting up borders in your back garden is WATER, and the thing that seems to confuse people the most is the … Continue reading

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Pond planting in the autumn

Pond planting in the autumn For any type of gardening, the planting is the process before the reward, so this makes Autumn a very good time to plant certain types of pond plants as they  will already be established and  … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Hydrocharis Morsus Ranae-Frogbit

  Hydrocharis Morsus Ranae-Frogbit   Everyone who owns a pond, wants free-floating pond plants as part of their planting scheme. However, there are not many to choose from as the majority are either tropical/annual such as  Salvinias,  Water Hyacinth and … Continue reading

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Innula Hookeri for Attracting Wildlife

Inula Hookeri for Attracting Wildlife This often over-looked plant is simply amazing.  Inula Hookeri is a clump forming, moisture loving perennial plant that grows up to a height of 80 cm.  Inula produces a mass of bright yellow flowers that … Continue reading

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Blanket weed or Blanket Answer

  Blanket Weed or Blanket Answer! Every year as soon as the sun comes out and the water temperature rises, all beginners and enthusiastic, water garden hobbyists alike, at some point will be confronted with a surge of green slime … Continue reading

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Caddis Flies

Caddis Flies   The Latin name for Caddis Flies is Trichoptera and there are over 7000 species worldwide and around 200 species in the UK.  Caddis Flies can be found almost anywhere where there is fresh water as they favour … Continue reading

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