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Posts Tagged ‘Summer 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.

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...

chlorine guard

Your pond in hot weather

The weather forecast for next week is HOT! Watch out for water loss from your pond or container pond due to evaporation. In normal summer months the effect...

bee on Pontederia cordata

Insect pollinators

In this late burst of summer sunshine the bees and other insect pollinators have been searching out the late season nectar and pollen rich flowers. In the pond...

minibales of barleystraw

Old Barleystraw minibale out

Take the old barleystraw minibale out of the pond now. If you added your new, second barleystraw minibale of the year last month as suggested then it is...

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)...

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...

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....

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...

water loss

Water loss from your pond

The weather forecast for next week is HOT! Watch out for water loss from your pond or container pond due to evaporation. In normal summer months the effect...

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...

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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 –...

Nymphaea Aurora

Waterlilies for small ponds

Waterlilies for small ponds is a small Advice section in July's The Garden RHS magazine. Download the page here. Waterlilies for small ponds - The Garden July 2016...

Node roots on Veronica beccabunga

Trim rafting pond plants

Rafting pond plants like Veronica beccabunga and Oenanthe javanica Flamingo will be growing fast in these summer months and some may need trimming back as they travel too...