Category Archives for Water Garden Plants

Rock Gardens and Water Feature Pools

Fish and Plants Plants or fish should not be put into the water directly the pool is filled. Certain harmful matters in the concrete should first be eliminated. Fill the pool with water and leave it for two or three … Continue reading

09. June 2013 by admin
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Oxygenating Plants and Floating Aquatics

Aquatics for Oxygenating These are very useful as oxygenaters and to provide protection for young fish: Callitriche aquatica (verna) (Water Starwort) A native species affording protection and shade for young fish and water insects; as their dense tufts of pea-green … Continue reading

29. May 2013 by admin
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Aponogeton Distachyos – Water Hawthorn or Cape Pondweed

The water hawthorn is an excellent plant for deep-water ponds. It has attractive floating leaves that are more or less evergreen; and the vanilla-like fragrance of the blooms is powerful and lingering. After the main spring crop of blooms, plants … Continue reading

23. March 2012 by admin
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Encouraging Wildlife into Your Garden Pond

In a balanced garden there should be a stable food chain of prey and predator. For example, destroying all of the greenfly in a garden will deprive ladybirds and blue tits of food. And a garden without any slugs at … Continue reading

23. March 2012 by admin
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Plants for the Garden Pond

The attraction of a good pond is about far more than just the water. Once the pond is installed you can grow a wonderful selection of aquatic and moisture-loving plants with colourful flowers and foliage that combine to make your … Continue reading

07. March 2012 by admin
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How to Clean a Garden Pond

It is easier to clean a rigid sided pond than it is one with a flexible liner. With the latter there is always the risk of tearing the material as you walk on it or scrub it vigorously, particularly if … Continue reading

07. March 2012 by admin
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Building a Garden Pond and Choosing the Right Materials

Ponds need to be watertight and, within reason, it does not matter how this is achieved. When it comes to the material used to form the base and sides of your pond, there are three main options: 1. Preformed rigid … Continue reading

06. March 2012 by admin
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Recommended Water Plants for the Garden Pond

Submerged oxygenating plants  To start a pool off the more submerged oxygenating plants there are the better. They can always be weeded out with a rake if they become too prolific. They are generally supplied as cuttings and may be … Continue reading

07. September 2011 by admin
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Planting Around Your Garden Pool

The sight and sound of running water can be psychologically as well as physically cooling. Falling water helps to stimulate water movement, dissipating harmful gases and forcing some oxygenation of the water. Trees should not be planted too close to … Continue reading

11. July 2011 by admin
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Floating Plants for the Garden Pond

Hottonia palustris – Water Violet Although officially a water plant, this subject does well in the wet margins of the pool. Growth can be anything between one and two feet and the stems, which rise from the tufts of deeply … Continue reading

11. July 2011 by admin
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