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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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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 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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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

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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

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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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Pond and Water Plants in Colour

Pond and Water Plants in Colour   There are hundreds of thousands of plants from all corners of the world that grow in still and running water.  Unfortunately, the majority of these are too invasive or simply not interesting enough … Continue reading

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Stratiotes Aloides, Water Soldiers

  Stratiotes Aloides, More Commonly Known As Water Soldiers   Water Soldiers also known as Water Pineapples, are native to Europe and North West Asia. These gems are extraordinary looking with serrated Cactus like looking leaves, and white flowers that … Continue reading

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Oxygenating Plants

Oxygenating Plants Out of all of the different types of water plants, it’s the oxygenators that are the most diverse in their uses and they play the biggest role in maintaining healthy, clean water.  They remove excess nitrates by filtration … Continue reading

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