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Posts Tagged ‘emergent 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.

Clear up your pond this Autumn

October is the time to clear up your pond. Autumn neglect will lead to problems next Spring. There are 4 key points: 1. Remove tree leaves as they...

Abandoned dragonfly casing as adult emerges

Marginal pond plants for dragonflies

Dragonfly and damselfly larvae can be seen climbing out of ponds now. They use the tall upright growing stems of any emergent marginal plants. You can watch this...

More hot weather tips

Great tip for the continuing hot weather. Cut back Iris pond plant foliage to 6" above usual water level once flowered. Tall leaves use up a lot of...

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...

Emerged dragonfly Day 2

Dragon and damselflies

We have seen so many dragon and damselflies on the new Nursery this year. Many more varieties than ever before. We are not experts in identifying them all...

Iris Pseudacorus British Native Flag Iris

Time to divide Iris

After the pond Iris have flowered in late May or June it is time to look at the size of the clump and decide whether to divide any...

marginal pond planting shelves

Marginal pond plant shelves

Marginal pond planting shelves: When you build your pond create the right depth shelves into your construction. Build the majority of planting shelf at 6 - 8" depth...

What is an aquatic plant?

3 main types of aquatic plant for the pond: These each live in a different area of the pond and have a different function to each other. Submerged...

bee on Pontederia cordata

Upright plants in the pond

Tall upright plants are needed by dragonfly and damselfly larvae to exit the pond and emerge as adults. Our recent late Summer sun has meant we have been...

Empty casing abandoned

Emerging dragonflies

Emerging dragonflies and damselflies need to leave the water – the larvae will use the tall stems of emergent marginal plants to climb up and hold onto –...

Caltha palustrs British Native Marsh Marigold flowers yellow in March

Pond plants in April

For flowering pond plants in April this year look at the Caltha family - the white flowerer (alba) expected first followed by the British Native Marsh Marigold and...

Damselfly larvae showing its gills before it is ready to leave the pond

Damselfly larvae in our ponds

This week have seen a damselfly larvae in our ponds. It is living submerged under the water and not yet ready to emerge as an adult. We can...

contour of gravel holding 3x 11cm baskets upright

Planting a pond

Use a combination of shelf aquatic plants, submerged oxygenating plants & waterlilies to create a healthy pond environment. Our aquatic plants can be placed immediately into your pond...