Monthly Archives: July 2010

Plants that are hard to grow in garden ponds

Most garden ponds are constructed using some sort of hard surface, usually a pond liner, concrete or a preformed pond. This is a very different environment to the wild, as any substrate will be shallow. For some plants this isn’t … Continue reading

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Small (or smaller) pondweed

My photo shows some shoots of one of the fine-leaved pondweeds (it’s either small pondweed Potamogeton berchtoldii or least pondweed Potamogeton pusillus). It’s the thing with the long narrow leaves. I’m quite surprised to see it come up here on … Continue reading

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The Drought Ends

We’ve had the driest start to the year since 1929 in Britain, and Wales has been no exception. We’ve had very little serious rain (by which I mean a week or so of wet weather) since the snow melted in … Continue reading

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