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Marginal Plants, Perennials or Woodland Ferns?

Marginal Plants, Perennials or Woodland Ferns? Marginal plants are so called and categorized for a good reason, they grow at the water’s edge (water margin) where land meets water, in natural clay or silt based ponds the water margin will … Continue reading

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Natural Marginal Pond Planting without using Aquatic Baskets in Lined Ponds

Natural Marginal Pond Planting without Using Aquatic Baskets in Lined Ponds All ponds need to be able to contain water without any leakage.  Natural clay bottomed ponds and lakes take care of these themselves but if we want to construct … Continue reading

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12 Good Reasons to Buy Pond Plants and Water Lilies from us at Lilies Water Gardens

12 Good Reasons to Buy Pond Plants and Water Lilies From us at Lilies Water Gardens             1.) Frost Hardy Pond Plants and Water Lilies NOT Tropical Pond Plants Being Advertised As Frost Hardy! All our pond plants … Continue reading

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Have you ever seen this amount of Frog Spawn?

  Have You Ever Seen This Amount Of Frog Spawn?   Going back in time to around 35 years ago, I had a friend called Tony who had a passion for British Amphibians,  He was so keen and interested in … Continue reading

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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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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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The Demoiselle, Natures Fresh Water Wonder

The Demoiselle, Natures Fresh Water Wonder Introduction My first sighting of a Demoiselle (from the Dragonfly family), was in North Devon whilst walking up a woodland stream.  Female Demoiselle are brown in color and not as easy to spot but the … Continue reading

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Attract Bees and Butterflies to your Water Garden with Succisa Pratensis

Attract Bees And Butterflies To Your Water Garden with Succisa Pratensis   Succisa Pratensis also known as (Devils Bit Scabious), is a UK native deciduous perennial.  It’s natural growing habitats include damp meadows, marshes and along river banks, however, the … Continue reading

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