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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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Stunning New Water Lily Cultivars for 2019!

  Stunning New Water Lily Cultivars for 2019! I have been collecting rare, new and unusual pond plants for over 25 years from all corners of the globe.  Importing pond plants can be a complicated process that involves plant health … Continue reading

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My Top 10 Rockery Plants for Pond Surroundings

  My Top 10 Rockery Plants for Pond Surroundings Rockeries and ponds go together.  Most people find the sound of running or trickling water relaxing and therapeutic.  Waterfalls not only sound nice but the running water is also magical in … Continue reading

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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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Ferns in the Water Garden

Ferns in the Water Garden Water gardens by definition means, ‘Gardens that contain areas of water’.  it’s the plants that bring these gardens to life, but it’s not always about flowers and colour.  Different species and cultivars of foliage plants … 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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