Tag Archives: Water Gardening

Hibernation time for Frogs, Newts, Toads and Grass Snakes

  Hibernation time for Frogs, Newts, Toads and Grass Snakes With winter approaching, our Amphibians and Grass Snakes will be getting ready for their winters sleep.  In late summer and early autumn, our British Frogs, Newts, Toads and Grass Snakes … Continue reading

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Water Scorpions

  Water Scorpions Also known by their Latin name (Nepa Cinerea), Water Scorpions are insects that look similar to land Scorpions.  They are dark brown in colour and 3 – 5 cm in length and they certainly are a strange … Continue reading

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Why Wont my Water Lily Produce Flowers?

  Why Won’t my Water Lily Produce Flowers? This is a question that I am frequently asked, but the good news is, it’s a question that can be easily answered.  By going through the check lists below you should find … Continue reading

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Alpine Newts in the UK

  Alpine Newts in the UK Long before my aquatic nursery even existed, I used to visit another aquatic nursery in Newdigate, known throughout my childhood as the Field Station. This wonderful place sold all kinds of Amphibians, Reptiles and … Continue reading

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My First Wildlife Ponds

  My First Wildlife Ponds I have always had a massive interest in wildlife and plants, and by the time I had reached the age of twenty five, I had kept and studied numerous Mammals, Reptiles, Birds, Insects, Amphibians and … Continue reading

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Memories of Beam Brook Aquatic Farm in Newdigate, Surrey

  Memories of Beam Brook Aquatic Farm in Newdigate, Surrey   During my childhood, I used to frequently visit a very special place called Beam Brook Aquatic Fish Farm.  Also known by locals as The Field Station, this wonderful place … Continue reading

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Calla Palustris-Bog Arum

Calla Palustris-Bog Arum Calla Palustris is a single species aquatic pond plant that is native to the northern hemisphere including the UK.  Also known by the common names Bog-Arum and Marsh-Calla, It favors muddy margins and boggy conditions and can often … Continue reading

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Pond Plants (Eco-Friendly Buying Guide)

  Pond Plants (Eco-Friendly Buying Guide)   We are all aware of the state of our oceans and the amount of plastic that finds its way down rivers and eventually into the sea.  Sky Ocean Watch and Lewis Pugh have … Continue reading

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Where Does Our Pond Wildlife Arrive From?

Where Does Our Pond Wildlife Arrive From? This is a question I get asked a lot.  Many people are often amazed at just how quick wildlife seems to arrive in their pond as if from nowhere.  So, just where does … Continue reading

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Veronica Beccabunga

    Veronica Beccabunga Veronica Beccabunga also known as (Brooklime and European Speedwell), is a low growing, evergreen marginal pond plant that is native to the UK and Europe.  It has a creeping habit and grows in shallow water and … Continue reading

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