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The Three-Spined Fresh-water Stickleback

    The Three-Spined Fresh-water Stickleback   If anyone reading this article went pond dipping as a child, you will most likely remember catching Sticklebacks.  Also known by their Latin name Gasterosteus Aculaeatus, these small fish grow to 3-4 cm … Continue reading

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Water Lilies and Iris Louisiana for Early Spring Planting in your pond

Water Lilies and Iris Louisiana for Early Spring Planting In Your Pond   Spring is the ideal time to plant Water Lilies and Iris Louisiana.  Both these wonderful pond plants come in all colours of the rainbow and are sold as … Continue reading

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Now is the time to plant Caltha Palustris (marsh marigolds) in your pond

Now is the time to plant Caltha Palustris (marsh marigolds) in your pond Late winter/early spring is the ideal time to add Caltha Palustris (Marsh Marigolds) to your pond. They are the first marginal pond plants to flower and you … Continue reading

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Clean your Pond Out In February

    Clean Your Pond Out In February Most of us would still consider February as winter however, in certain parts of the UK like the west counties of Devon and Cornwall, spring usually arrives earlier than the southern counties … Continue reading

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The History of Lilies Water Gardens

The History of Lilies Water Gardens All journeys have a beginning and an end but, I can only write up to this present day as the future of Lilies Water Gardens is yet to be told.  I take a lot … Continue reading

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Re-Potting Marginal Pond Plants

  Re-Potting Marginal Pond Plants There are two types of marginal plants, shallow marginal plants and deep water marginal plants.  Shallow marginal plants grow literally at the water edge and require no more than 4 cm of water depth.  The … Continue reading

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Growing Water Lilies in Deep Ponds

  Growing Water Lilies in Deep Ponds   One of the most frequent inquiries I receive is “What Water Lilies are suitable for deep water.”? The deepest water in larger ponds and lakes could be anywhere between 4 to 15 feet in … Continue reading

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Juncus Species and Cultivars for Ponds

  Juncus Species and Cultivars for Ponds   Planting up a pond or water garden is not always about flowers.  The colour of foliage and plants that produce interesting seed heads can be just as visual and create a natural … Continue reading

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Potentilla Palustris for attracting Bees to your Wildlife Pond

Potentilla Palustris For Attracting Bees To Your Wildlife Pond   This is going to be a short article but an informative guide to one of Britain’s prettiest native pond and wetland plants.  Potentilla Palustris, also known as (Purple Wort), (Purple … Continue reading

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Soleirolia Soleirolii (Mind-Your-Own-Business) for Ponds and Water Gardens

Soleirolia Soleirolii (Mind-Your-Own-Business) for Pond and Water Gardens Also often listed as Helxine Soleirolii, though mostly known under the common name Mind-Your-Own-Business, this very versatile moisture loving plant grows happy in sun, partial and/or full shade and has many other … Continue reading

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