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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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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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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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Swimming Ponds

    Swimming Ponds On my book shelf, I have a book called Wild Swimming.  Inside, is a guide to all the natural beauty spots and remote locations in the UK where you can swim, dive or bathe?  Swimming in … Continue reading

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Buying Pond Plants

Buying Pond Plants In my trade, water gardening means growing plants in and around water or in damp or permanently wet areas, also incorporating the planting of lakes, ponds and their surrounding areas down to the smallest patio containers.  This … Continue reading

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Edible and Medicinal Pond Plants

Edible and Medicinal Pond Plants When we think of water gardens and ponds, we imagine a picture of nature, made up of reflections, fish, wildlife and plants.  The plants we visualise are usually of Rushes and Water lilies and pond … Continue reading

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