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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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Submerged Aquatic and Bog Plants

Submerged Aquatic Plants The chief reasons for using submerged aquatics are to maintain water clarity (they compete with algae for food and light), to provide nurseries where fish can lay their eggs, to hide and protect the young fry after … Continue reading

01. June 2012 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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Sowing Seeds to Grow Pond Plants

Most flowering aquatic and bog garden plants can be grown from seed by amateurs. Plants are likely to take some time to grow to flowering size, so as a method of propagation it is really only practical where a great … Continue reading

10. April 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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Pond Plant Maintenance Guide

Winter Pond Plant Maintenance Guide Early winter Ponds should not be allowed to ice over, because the ice layer prevents oxygen from getting in to the water as well as harmful gases being allowed to escape. But what should you … Continue reading

10. April 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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Growing and Buying Aquatic Plants and Grasses

Grasses for the Water Garden Grasses are grown for their foliage, as a foil for other plants and as an attraction in their own right. Between them there are dozens of species that are perfectly at home either in the … Continue reading

10. April 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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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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