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Best Water Garden Ideas

Water adds charm to any garden. It is easy to manage, lively and ever-changing, and blends effectively with earth, rocks and plants. Water Garden Ideas Many beautiful and unusual plants can be grown in a water garden, and the making … Continue reading

05. July 2017 by Dave Pinkney
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Making a Garden Pond

Making a Pond Ponds are ideal for encouraging lots of wildlife into your garden as well as adding significantly to the overall visual appeal. They are a great source of interest and education, particularly for children. However, since they can … Continue reading

26. February 2015 by Dave Pinkney
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Waterlilies for the Water Garden (Nymphaea)

NYMPHAEA (HARDY WATER-LILIES) All the varieties mentioned are propagated by division in early spring. Water-lilies normally flower in summer. For large pools or broad expanses of water: Area covered in a few years — 4 to 6 sq. ft. Depth … Continue reading

01. June 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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Design and Location for Your Garden Pond

The placing of the garden pond is important: to position it in the wrong area can be a disaster, giving rise to many problems and plenty of regrets. If you place it near deciduous trees, a shower of leaves every … Continue reading

10. April 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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Ready Made Garden Ponds

Tranquil reflections With a ready-made pond, you immediately add another dimension to the garden landscape. It mirrors the sky and foliage above and attracts wildlife. You can plant in and around the pond, making the most of moisture lovers. Use … Continue reading

24. August 2011 by Dave Pinkney
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Common Garden Pool Problems

Pests of water plants Probably the most troublesome pest of aquatic plants is the waterlily aphis, for not only does it attack nymphaeas, but all manner of succulent marginals as well. Looking very much like the notorious black bean aphis, … Continue reading

04. August 2011 by Dave Pinkney
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How to Maintain a Garden Pond in Winter

Preparing for the winter It is surprising how many gardeners neglect their pools once the last waterlily blossom has faded. The dull wet days of autumn descend and they take to their firesides thinking, that like on the vegetable patch, … Continue reading

04. August 2011 by Dave Pinkney
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Caring for the Garden Pool in Summer

The pool needs very little attention during the summer months if it is well balanced. The plants should be flourishing and the fish gliding about happily. Warm weather causes evaporation and this should be corrected regularly. Rain water is ideal … Continue reading

04. August 2011 by Dave Pinkney
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Managing the Water Garden in Spring

The spring season is traditionally the time for introducing new aquatic plants to the pool. They then have all summer to become established, and if planted at this time will usually provide a display the first season. Not only are … Continue reading

03. August 2011 by Dave Pinkney
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Snails, Mussels and Other Livestock for the Garden Pond

Snails are useful for devouring filamentous algae and rotting vegetation. But it is important to get the right species as some will do considerable damage to plant life if given the opportunity. The only species that can be unreservedly recommended … Continue reading

02. August 2011 by Dave Pinkney
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