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Lilies Water Gardens Latest Blog Posts

Soleirolia Soleirolii (Mind-Your-Own-Business)

(Sun, 17 Jun 2018 08:12:36 +0000)

Soleirolia Soleirolii (Mind-Your-Own-Business) Also often listed as Helxine Soleirolii, though mostly known under the common name Mind-Your-Own-Business, this very versatile moisture loving plant grows happy in sun, partial and/or full shade and has many other names including, Baby Tears, Angels … Continue reading

Double Flowered Water Lilies

(Sun, 17 Jun 2018 07:19:12 +0000)

Double Flowered Water Lilies The sight of a pond or lake covered in Water Lily blooms is certainly a sight to see.  Looking at hundreds of perfectly shaped flowers sitting on the water surface is just glorious.   Personally, in the … Continue reading

What is a Free Floating Pond Plant?

(Sun, 10 Jun 2018 09:04:21 +0000)

  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

10 Must Have Submerged Deep Water Pond Plants

(Sun, 27 May 2018 07:37:35 +0000)

   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

The Waterlily Mystique

(Sun, 20 May 2018 07:23:24 +0000)

The Waterlily Mystique This article was written by Amita Raval who spent the summer of 2017 working at Lilies Water Gardens, Amita has a gifted appreciation and interest in the natural world and its history and its impact on the … Continue reading

Pond Plants that complement each other

(Sun, 13 May 2018 08:09:47 +0000)

  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

Attracting Newts to Your Pond

(Sun, 13 May 2018 07:43:04 +0000)

  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

Grass Snakes and Ponds

(Sun, 22 Apr 2018 10:08:02 +0000)

  Grass Snakes and Ponds Grass Snakes, Latin name (Natrix Natrix), are the U Ks largest snake and are a protected species under the UK conservation ac.  Also known as Ringed Snakes and Water Snakes, these snakes are non-venomous and therefore, … Continue reading

Environmentally Friendly Bare Rooted Pond Plants

(Sun, 22 Apr 2018 06:45:26 +0000)

  Environmentally Friendly Bare Rooted Pond Plants   A lot of companies are advertising and selling what they call “pond ready plants” in 11 cm and 1 litre sized aquatic baskets!  WARNING – THEY ARE NOT!  But there are many … Continue reading

Marsh Pennywort ( Not To Be Confused with Floating Pennywort)

(Sun, 08 Apr 2018 08:55:19 +0000)

  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