Tag Archives: clay bottomed ponds

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

Posted in Nature And Wildlife, Plant Health, Pond Design And Planting, Uses For Water Plants | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Nature And Wildlife, Pond Design And Planting, Uses For Water Plants | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sagittaria Species and Cultivars

  Sagittaria Species and Cultivars Also known as Duck Potato, Swamp Potato and Arrowhead, Sagittaria are true shallow and deep water marginal plants that are common in the wild throughout the Northern Hemisphere.  There are about 30 wild species and … Continue reading

Posted in Nature And Wildlife, Plant Health, Plant Profiles, Pond Design And Planting, Uses For Water Plants | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Water Hyacinths and Water Lettuce

Water Hyacinths and Water Lettuce I have written many articles on both of these free floating, tropical plants and I thought I should just remind you all that they are not frost hardy, and so for that very reason, should … Continue reading

Posted in Nature And Wildlife, Plant Health, Plant Profiles, Pond Design And Planting, Uses For Water Plants | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Moorhens

Moorhens For those of you that are lucky enough to be proud owners of larger areas of water, there is a water bird that you should welcome with open arms should you be lucky enough of course, if they decide … Continue reading

Posted in Nature And Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

Posted in Nature And Wildlife, Plant Health, Plant Profiles, Uses For Water Plants | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Callitriche-For Oxygenating and Attracting Newts

  Callitriche – For Oxygenating and Attracting Newts Callitriche is a submerged aquatic but also terrestrial plant that grows under water to a water depth of 60 cm.  It adapts to growing in shallow and moist margins, where it favors clay … Continue reading

Posted in Nature And Wildlife, Plant Health, Plant Profiles, Uses For Water Plants | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Common Reed Bunting

Common Reed Bunting Common Reed Buntings unfortunately, are not so common nowadays and are on the British wild bird conservation list, but if you live near water or have water in your garden, you may be lucky enough to see … Continue reading

Posted in Nature And Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Nature And Wildlife, Plant Health, Plant Profiles, Pond Design And Planting, Uses For Water Plants | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Nature And Wildlife, Plant Health, Plant Profiles, Pond Design And Planting, Uses For Water Plants | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment