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Water Lily 'Marliacea Albida'Water Lily 'Marliacea Albida' has flowers that can grow to a diameter of 20 cm! The outer petals have a pinkish glow. Water Lilies are surely the most majestic of all aquatic plants, with their magnificent flowers. They must always be planted under w...
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Scarlet River Lily - Waterside PlantThe Scarlet River Lily flowers (Schizostylis Occinea 'Major') start to flower when most other plants are settling down for the winter. These plants can be planted at the edge of the pond in normal garden soil. They do not mind getting wet in heavy ra...
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Water Lily 'Hollandia'Water Lily 'Hollandia' has magnificent double flowers. During the flowering period the flowers change colour from deep pink to pale pink. Water Lilies are surely the most majestic of all aquatic plants, with their magnificent flowers. They must alway...
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Water Lily 'Attraction'Water Lily 'Attraction' has large, dark red flowers with a yellow centre. The have a mild fragrance and can even be used as cut flowers. Water Lilies are surely the most majestic of all aquatic plants, with their magnificent flowers. They must always...
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Water Lily 'Marliacea Chromatella'Water Lily 'Marliacea Chromatella' is the queen of aquatic plants. This variety is indescribably beautiful. The large yellow flowers catch the eye immediately. It also has handsome glossy foliage. Water Lilies are surely the most majestic of all aqu...
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Water Lily (Blue) - 1 Bare Root PlantThe best recognised of water plants and for good reason! The blue, goblet shaped buds open to reveal glamorous star shaped flowers with golden anthers. This elegant half hardy variety is so compact it is even suitable for growing in containers ...
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Water Lily (Red) - 1 Bare Root PlantThe best recognised of water plants and for good reason! The claret red, goblet shaped buds open to reveal glamorous star shaped blooms with golden anthers. This elegant variety is so compact it is even suitable for growing in containers on pat...
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Water Lily (White) - 1 Bare Root PlantThe best recognised of water plants and for good reason! The pink tinged, goblet shaped buds open to reveal glamorous white cupped blooms with golden anthers. This elegant variety is so compact it is even suitable for growing in containers on p...
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Water Lily (Yellow) - 1 Bare Root PlantThe best recognised of water plants and for good reason! The yellow goblet shaped buds open to reveal glamorous star shaped blooms with golden anthers. This elegant variety is so compact it is even suitable for growing in containers on patios a...
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Create Your Own Wildlife Garden Pond

 

Garden ponds inevitably attract wildlife. Constructing a garden pond will bring new life into your garden. Natural ponds still litter the British countryside and are often found in woodlands or at field edges. These result from land drainage, dug to create semi-natural overflow arrangements as field systems were improved over the centuries. Peat digging in some parts of the UK has left a network of ponds behind, now providing homes to all sorts of wildlife. On large estates and later in public parks, ornamental ponds were usually incorporated into the overall landscape design. In the last century or so, many of these semi-natural ponds have disappeared from the landscape thanks to more industrial scale drainage on farmland and the expansion of cities. At the same time this urbanisation has led to numerous structured ponds springing up in gardens around the country and this is a great benefit to wildlife.

Low maintenance and high interest

Dragonflies, damsel flies and water beetles are just some of the species that rely on pond eco-systems, and by adding a garden pond to your garden you can help to recreate habitats that are essential to save many native British species faced with the loss of their habitats. Adding a pond will not only encourage wildlife, but it is also a great way for you to teach your own children as well as yourself about wildlife, eco-systems and animal life. Different types of garden ponds will attract different types of wildlife and insects. Some species like shaded, woodland ponds while others prefer open, bright spaces; damsel flies and dragon flies will be particularly interested in ponds that are out in the open. The best wildlife ponds have variety in their depths. Different species prefer different conditions within the pond – muddy marginal plants like the shallows and provide shelter for frogs and other amphibians. Lilies and other plants that like deep water will provide shelter and food for water snails, which act like a living filtration system making your pond beautifully low maintenance.

Even small gardens with ‘micro-ponds’ will attract wildlife very quickly. In the medium to larger garden pond wildlife will soon colonise the water. The common newt and frogs will be amongst the first fascinating amphibians who live on land and water and can provide the odd jam jar of spawn for children to study their gradual development into young frogs, which can then be released back to the shallows of the pond. Birds will also soon be attracted to the new watering hole to drink and bathe