Mediterranean Garden Society

Sparoza - Pools

The photograph at the top of this page shows a magnificent sunrise reflected in the pools in January (Photo Lucinda Willan)

The two adjoining pools are home to water-lilies and the white-flowered Aponogeton distachyos, as well as to a tiny mosquito-eating species of fish and frogs. Recently large clumps of the marginals Pontederia cordata and Typha latifolia (reedmace) have been removed as they threatened to choke the pools. Water lost to evaporation during the summer is not replenished but the pools are left to refill naturally with the winter rains and the run-off from the hillside above them. The pools are a type of wetland and provide a valuable source of water for the animals and insects in the garden.

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1. Nandina domestica
2. Cyperus sp.
3. Typha
4. Nymphaea sp.
5. Eichhornia crassipes
6. Aponogeton distachyos
7. Ptilostemon chamaepeuce
8. Pistacia lentiscus

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