Tag Archives: Marginal Plants

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

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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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Blanket weed or Blanket Answer

  Blanket Weed or Blanket Answer! Every year as soon as the sun comes out and the water temperature rises, all beginners and enthusiastic, water garden hobbyists alike, at some point will be confronted with a surge of green slime … Continue reading

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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

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New Iris Louisiana Cultivars

  New Iris Louisiana Cultivars About 7 years ago, I started a collection of Iris Louisiana.  Importing live plants is a tricky procedure that involves a lot of time, effort, money and red tape but, as a collector of rare … Continue reading

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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

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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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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

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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

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Aquatic Baskets and Pond Plants

  Aquatic Baskets and Pond Plants Unfortunately, there is a lot of misleading information all over the internet about certain sized pre-planted aquatic baskets being sold as Pond Ready and the baskets not requiring  aquatic liners Therefore, I feel as … Continue reading

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