Tag Archives: Common Frogs

Hibernation time for Frogs, Newts, Toads and Grass Snakes

  Hibernation time for Frogs, Newts, Toads and Grass Snakes With winter approaching, our Amphibians and Grass Snakes will be getting ready for their winters sleep.  In late summer and early autumn, our British Frogs, Newts, Toads and Grass Snakes … Continue reading

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Where Does Our Pond Wildlife Arrive From?

Where Does Our Pond Wildlife Arrive From? This is a question I get asked a lot.  Many people are often amazed at just how quick wildlife seems to arrive in their pond as if from nowhere.  So, just where does … 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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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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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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