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Posts Tagged ‘moist and bog 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.

Lythrum salicaria and Bee

Plants for pollinating wildlife

Pollinating wildlife will be attracted by the right planting in or around the pond. Through the season you will have had many British Native pond plants in flower...

ready rooted plants

Planting your pond now

Planting your pond now and right the way through Autumn is great with our ready rooted plants. We are currently sending out plants that would otherwise spend the...

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)...

Autumn Caltha palustris foliage

Late Summer pond jobs to do

In late Summer many pond plants have started to close down for Autumn but for others there is still time to divide to make more for next year....

pond edge plants

Pond edge plants

Our latest published article with RHS looks at pond edge plants that grow where water meets land. The plants that thrive in this area need consistently wet soil...

Bees’ Needs

It has been Bees' Needs week recently - but what does that mean? Making people aware of Bees' Needs is an important campaign message. Bees pollinate wild and...

add a planted bog garden around your pond to provide cover for wildlife

Can you add a bog garden?

As your pond starts to wake up to Spring take a look at the surrounding area to see if you can add a 'bog garden' of muddy or...

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...

Division of Iris rhizomes

Divide moist and pond Iris plants now

After flowering has finished this is the time to lift and divide the moist loving Iris sibirica and ensata clumps. Discard the central sparse sections. Split the remaining...

bog plants

Boost your bog garden

'Bog gardens' could do with a little boost as they return to growth - if you did not mulch well in the Autumn we suggest you do so...

Make a prepared ‘bog’ garden

Think about extending the area of wildlife habitat around your garden pond with plants for moist soil or a muddy bog both built with a punctured liner to...

Lythrum salicaria and Bee

Late Summer Sunshine

We should enjoy this late summer sunshine and the continuing flowering of waterlilies and late marginal plants like the Pontederia species. Remember the surface of your pond should...