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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.

Smooth Newt male

Amphibian Identification Guide

Download the Amphibian Identification Guide from ARG UK  so you can recognize the different frog, toad and newt visitors to your pond this Spring. They will all be...

Female newt laying eggs on Myosotis scorpioides leaf

Newts return to mate

Newts return to mate in ponds: Newts return to mate in their breeding ponds in Spring when the night time temperature regularly reaches 10C.  They travel at night...

Female newt folding the Myosotis scorpioides leaf over her eggs

Mating newts

The courtship and mating rituals of the male newts and the egg laying of the female newts have been a treat to watch in the heat of our...

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...

Side on view to show eggs in the folds of the Myosotis leaf

Newt eggs in the Forget-me-not

Newt eggs can now be seen in the Myosotis scorpioides Forget me Not (formerly named Myosotis palustris) this week. We have been watching this stem of Myosotis (Forget-me-not)...

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...

A damselfly Ovipositing on a pygmaea waterlily

Wildlife Ponds

Wildlife ponds support a huge range of creatures: [gallery columns="4" link="file" size="large" ids="204,205,207,208"] invertebrates - dragon and damselflies, pond skaters, water boatmen, water beetles and pond snails amphibians...

How to help the newts in your pond

The development lifecycle of Newts in our ponds Newts in Spring: Smooth Newts: [gallery link="file" columns="2" size="medium" ids="211,3246"] Smooth Newts return to the pond as mating adults at...