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Posts Tagged ‘Spring in the pond’

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.

Frog spawn is late

Finally, the frogs have decided they can wait no longer and have laid frog spawn in our pond. The Winter has been so long and so cold and...

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...

minibales of barleystraw

Barley straw minibales

Winter is nearly over (surely!) and the weather is now right to add barley straw minibales to the pond to keep it healthy this Spring. Your pond may...

Aponogeton distachyos

Water Hawthorn plants

Water Hawthorn (Aponogeton distachyos) are available for sale again now. These plants grow from approx a 60cm(2ft) depth of water and send their leaves and flowers up to...

Waterlily leaf standing above water

Waterlily need dividing?

Did your waterlily leaves stand high above the water last Summer? Last year that waterlily plant was trying to tell you it needs to be divided as it...

Nymphaea alba showing brown clay soil

Waterlilies travel well now

Potted Waterlilies  travel well now because any growth that may have started this Spring is still well below the water surface. Waterlilies respond to warmth and sunshine which...

Have you seen frog spawn yet?

We have not seen any signs of frogs returning to the ponds yet in Leicestershire, but there have been sightings of frog spawn in the South West and...

Anemopsis californica

Is it too early to plant my pond?

This week we have been asked “Is it too early to plant my pond?” Some other online retailers are not selling barerooted plants now as these cannot root...

2 Caltha plant sections each with root and shoot

Lift and divide pond plants

You can lift and divide 2 groups of pond plants in late Spring. Those that have finished flowering for the year already - Caltha species and those not...

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...

Toad spawn wrapped around stems of a shelf pond plant

Toad traffic

Toads migrate back in Spring to their breeding ponds along well trodden toad traffic highways - back to the pond in which they were born. This can cause...

single cell algae bloom with no fibres

Sunny days

Along with sunny days comes the growth of all plants. Unfortunately that can include the plant growth that you do not want to see - like the greenish...

Frog pair in mating amplexus

Frogs in Leicestershire

At last we have seen frogs in Leicestershire. We were working by the pond and were accompanied by such a noise - at first we thought it was...

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...

View over pond with plants

Pond plants – maintenance tips

Maintenance to emergent and rafting pond plants during the season Pond plants in Spring: 1. After flowering in Spring cut back the foliage of the Caltha family as...