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Attracting British Amphibians to your Water Garden

  Attracting British Amphibians to your Water Garden   One of the main attractions when creating a water feature in our gardens is, the hope that we will attract that lovely and sometimes comical, array of amphibians.  We all like … Continue reading

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Grey Herons

Grey Herons Latin name Ardea Cinerea, grey Herons are large water birds that are native to the UK.  However, they have a larger distribution and can be found throughout Europe, Asia and Africa.  Herons are freshwater and coastal birds and … Continue reading

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Pond and Water Plants in Colour

Pond and Water Plants in Colour   There are hundreds of thousands of plants from all corners of the world that grow in still and running water.  Unfortunately, the majority of these are too invasive or simply not interesting enough … Continue reading

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Hardy Purple, blue and glowing vivid pink water lilies

  Hardy Purple. Blue and Glowing Vivid Pink Water Lilies Over the past ten years there has been a new breakthrough in Water Lily hybridization and now, there are dozens of frost hardy purple, vivid glowing pink and blue Water … Continue reading

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The World of Water lily Hybridization

  The World of Water Lily Hybridization In The Beginning It was 27 years ago when I first started collecting wonderful Water Lilies.  At first, I thought there were maybe just a dozen or so of them, but soon discovered … Continue reading

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Ten Must Have Pond Plants

 Ten Must Have Pond Plants   You can just imagine the fun I had trying to choose the top ten must have plants for your pond! The first thing I had to do was to just concentrate on pond plants … Continue reading

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The Importance of Marginal Plants

The Importance of Marginal Plants There are many different categories of water plants, and just as plants have adapted to all areas of land, they have also adapted to all areas of the water.   In this article, I will talk … Continue reading

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Submerged Pond Plants with Floating Leaves

  Submerged Pond Plants with Floating Leaves Floating leaves on the water’s surface are beneficial to the health of all ponds, streams and lakes. Not only do they provide oxygen and take out harmful nitrates, but they also provide valuable … Continue reading

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Five Tips for growing Aquatic Plants

Five Tips for Growing Aquatic Plants I have been growing and selling water plants commercially for over 26 years and as a professional in my trade and with the skills I have acquired over the years, I would like to … Continue reading

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Pond Algae

Pond Algae There are hundreds of different types of Fresh-Water Algae and the most common problematic forms to invade our ponds are Blanket Weed (Filamentous Algae) and Plankton Algae more commonly known as ‘Green-Water Algae’.  Algae blooms can occur for … Continue reading

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