Category Archives for Water Gardening/Water Features

How to Create Water Gardens

This is one of the most satisfying of all forms of gardening and whilst few gardens have a pond that is a natural feature of the landscape, the smallest of gardens may have their pools constructed from fibreglass, concrete or … Continue reading

23. May 2017 by admin
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Oxygenating Plants

  Peltandra or Arrow Arum A hardy, semi-evergreen perennial originally from North America, this is a plant highly regarded for its form and structure — considered by many to be architecturally significant in the garden. Individual plants are not particularly … Continue reading

22. April 2012 by admin
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Water Garden Problems and Remedies

Acid Water When fish are prone to disease, sudden death and red fins, this is a sure sign that the water has a high level of acidity (or low pH). Other indications are when oxygenating plants do not multiply well, … Continue reading

21. March 2012 by admin
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Planting Combinations for the Water Garden

It is immediately obvious to even the most casual observer let alone the serious and experienced gardener, that some plants do not sit comfortably with others. Perhaps they both have small leaves of a similar green colouring; in this case, … Continue reading

21. March 2012 by admin
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How to Look After Hemerocallis or the Daylily

Daylilies are so called because each individual flower does last only a day. Plants can be grown in any part of the garden, but they perform best in reasonably moist soil, which means that they can make luxuriant additions to … Continue reading

21. March 2012 by admin
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Garden Ponds, Pools and Swimming Pools

Pools From the earliest times when gardening developed into an art form in the long pre-Christian civilisations of Asia Minor, water has been an integral part of gardens. Pools, fountains, rills, ponds— water in all sizes from a puddle to … Continue reading

12. May 2011 by admin
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Water Garden Care – Essential Tasks

ESSENTIAL TASKS FOR SPRING • Tidy up bog garden and apply a mulch • Tidy up pool margins, dividing plants as necessary • Clean out pool if necessary • Remove pool heater, overhaul and store • Inspect pump and accessories … Continue reading

19. March 2011 by admin
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Water Garden Care Seasonal Care

Water Garden Care Having created a water garden, you can begin to enjoy the fruits of your labours — the splashing of the waterfall or fountain, brightly coloured goldfish gliding serenely beneath soft green waterlily pads — it is indeed … Continue reading

19. March 2011 by admin
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Fish Pests and Diseases Symptoms, Causes and Cures

  Symptoms Cause Cure Small lesions and tumour-like growths, often with algal covering Anchor worm Dab affected areas of fish with a 0.1 per cent solution of potassium permanganate, remove parasites and treat wounds with a proprietary fungicide. Treat the … Continue reading

19. March 2011 by admin
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Choosing Fish for the Garden Pond

Choosing Fish While plants make the major contribution to the appearance of the water garden, fish bring it to life. They also play an important part in the ecology of the pool, feeding on aquatic insect life and depositing detritus … Continue reading

19. March 2011 by admin
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