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Posts Tagged ‘British Native pond plants’

We write our pond blog about once a week with tasks to be done in your pond at that time with tips on how to care for your pond and its plants.

We also try and show you the wildlife you can see in your pond.

Our blog contains all the information and expertise we have accumulated over 20 years in the Nursery.

Setting up a new pond

Setting up a new pond you will need: oxygenating plants  waterlilies and other surface cover plants upright pond plants for the shelves rafting pond plants for the shelves...

Alisma plantago aquatica

British Native plants from seed

Growing British Native plants from seed is easy. Many British Native species of pond plants like Caltha palustris, Alisma plantago aquatica, Iris pseudacorus, Rorippa nasturtium aquaticum and Ranunculus...

British Native plants

British Native plants are often regarded as the most wildlife friendly for our British wildlife including bees, butterflies and other pollinators. Primula veris (Cowslip) Geum rivale (Water Avens)...

Mentha cervina

Plants for Bugs: Pollinating insects

The recent publication from RHS 'Plants for Bugs' says that: The best strategy for gardeners wanting to support pollinating insects in gardens is to plant a mix of...

swimming ponds

Swimming ponds

Principles of swimming ponds Popular because of the Kings Cross swimming pond these have been featured in magazines recently Swimming ponds in a garden setting: Use plants to...

Newts - both Male and Female return to the pond to mate

Our newts are returning

All creature activity increases as the weather warms -  last year was warmer in March and activity was earlier too. Until now we have only seen active newts...

Plant a wildlife pond like Monty Don

Monty Don on Gardener's World showed how he would plant up his wildlife pond this week. He showed Caltha palustris (Marsh Marigold), Myosotis palustris (now renamed Myosotis scorpioides)...

Butterfly enjoying a Lythrum salicaria

Pond plants for insect pollinators

Pond plant flowers can provide pollen and nectar for insect pollinators. Pond plant flowers can help sustain many British insect pollinators - butterflies, moths, hoverflies, wasps and bees....

Chelsea Flower Show 2013

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2013 and we received our 3rd Gold Medal. It was the 100th year of the Chelsea Flower Show and the theme of our exhibit...