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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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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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Attracting British Amphibians to your Water Garden

  Attracting British Amphibians to your Water Garden   One of the main attractions when creating a water feature in our gardens is, the hope that we will attract that lovely and sometimes comical, array of amphibians.  We all like … Continue reading

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Lythrum Salicara Attracting Bees and Pollinators

Lythrum Salicara Attracting Bees and Pollinators If you want to attract Bees and other pollinating insects to your water garden, I would strongly recommend introducing Lythrum Salicara (common name Loosestrife), or one of its hybrid cultivars.  Purple Loosestrife is a … Continue reading

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Filipendula Ulmaria-Meadow Sweet

  Filipendula Ulmaria-Meadow Sweet   Filipendula Ulmaria, also known as Meadow Sweet, Queen of the Meadow, and Meadwort is a perennial herb that is widespread and native to the UK, and can be found throughout Europe. A moisture loving verging … Continue reading

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Eriophorum Cotton Grass

    Eriophorum (Cotton Grass) Cotton Grasses are very popular for a reason. Their flowers heads of cotton give a whole new visual aspect to the water garden. They all grow in shallow water and are therefore, suitable for the … Continue reading

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Acorus Calamus-Sweet Flag

Acorus Calamus-Sweet Flag This forever popular marginal plant also known as ‘Scented Rush’ or ‘Sweet Flag’, is one of my favourite plants to propagate as the rhizomes give off an addictive aniseed scented aroma when they are cut or broken, … Continue reading

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Lobelia species and cultivars colour and bees

 Lobelia species and cultivars colour and bees Some Lobelia species and cultivars are well suited to Water Gardens. Not only do they bring colour to the pond and their surroundings in the summer months, but they also attract bees and … Continue reading

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Over-Wintering Pond Plants

Over-Wintering Pond Plants Over-wintering pond plants is easier than you think, but it’s more about tidying up to please the eye than anything else, as after all, most of the time there is no manual intervention needed on the autumn … Continue reading

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