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What is a Free Floating Pond Plant?

  What is a Free Floating Pond Plant?   I have written this article because there seems to be a lot of confusion and incorrect information over the internet and in books, about non-invasive free floating pond plants.  Most free … Continue reading

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10 Must Have Submerged Deep Water Pond Plants

   10 Must Have Submerged Deep water Pond Plants   Submerged pond plants play an essential role in maintaining a healthy pond.  Releasing oxygen into the water and taking up excessive nitrate levels at the same time, they create a perfect … Continue reading

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Pond Plants that complement each other

  Pond Plants that complement each other   I used to exhibit at a lot of garden shows, one such show being the RHS Hampton Court Palace Show.   Setting up and creating our feature gardens was a mammoth task, which … Continue reading

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Attracting Newts to Your Pond

  Attracting Newts to Your Pond   One of the great things about owning a back garden pond is the amount of wildlife that it will attract, and if you follow a few easy guidelines, you should be lucky enough … Continue reading

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Marsh Pennywort ( Not To Be Confused with Floating Pennywort)

  Marsh Pennywort (Not To Be Confused With Floating Pennywort) On Monday the 26th March the BBC News highlighted a huge problem with a plant called Pennywort that is choking waterways in the UK.  The plant they were referring to … Continue reading

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Attracting Elephant Hawk Moths by planting Menyanthes Trifoliata (Bog Bean)

Attracting Elephant Hawk Moths By Planting Menyanthes Trifoliata (Bog Bean) The great thing about water gardening is the amount of wildlife that water can attract to your garden.  Menyanthes Trifoliata, commonly known as Bog Bean, can be grown in any … Continue reading

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Oenanthes for Wild and Formal Pond Planting

Oenanthes for Wild and Formal Pond Planting   There are many species of Oenanthes that grow wild in various wetland habitats.  They can be found in water meadows, streams, ditches, marshes, rivers, pond, lakes and bog-lands.  Most resemble weeds, so … Continue reading

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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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How to Attract Dragonflies with Glyceria Maxima

    How to Attract Dragonflies with Glyceria Maxima   Dragonflies are simply amazing to see.  These giant winged insects swoop and dart around at great speeds whilst they catch smaller insects to eat though they are also seeking out … 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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