Category Archives: Nature And Wildlife

The Waterlily Mystique

The Waterlily Mystique  A single waterlily rises from the still pool before you, taking your breath away with its startling perfection, its enchanting creamy-rose spiral of petals. By evening it will be all but invisible, hiding its remarkable beauty until … Continue reading

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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, and if you follow a few easy guidelines, you should be lucky enough … Continue reading

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Grass Snakes and Ponds

  Grass Snakes and Ponds Grass Snakes, Latin name (Natrix Natrix), are the U Ks largest snake and are a protected species under the UK conservation ac.  Also known as Ringed Snakes and Water Snakes, these snakes are non-venomous and therefore, … Continue reading

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Attracting Elephant Hawk Moths by planting Menyanthes Trifoliata (Bog Bean)

Attracting Elephant Hawk Moths By Planting Menyanthes Trifoliata (Bog Bean) The great thing about water gardening is the amount of wildlife that water can attract to your garden.  Menyanthes Trifoliata, commonly known as Bog Bean, can be grown in any … Continue reading

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Growing Water Lilies in Containers

Growing Water Lilies in Containers When we think of Water Lilies, we tend to think of village ponds and lakes.  Water Lilies come in all different sizes and there are dozens of small Water Lily cultivars that are easy to … Continue reading

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Tame Grey Herons

Tame Grey Herons Last January I wrote and put live a article on my website on the life of Grey Herons, all the photos in the article were of a very tame Heron that has become friends with my brother Mark … Continue reading

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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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