Pond Plants

Pond Plants

Pond Plants

 

 

All of our pond plants are home grown outside (so no carbon footprint or forcing on of plants in polytunnels or greenhouses!).

All plants sent out by mail order are bare root.

All pond plants will be dispatched within 5 working days or less during the growing season.

At the begining of the season (March to May) different varieties of plant will become available at different times. In these cases we will usually send out the plants that are ready with the others to follow later when available.

Delivery for pond plants is as follows:

1kg and under - £4.99 by Royal Mail 1st Class (Plants sent out this way will be sent out Monday to Thursday so as to avoid plants sitting over the weekend in a sorting office).

Over 1 kg - £9.99 or less depending on weight of parcel by Royal Mail 1st Class or next day courier (Courier is Tuesday to Friday & a signature is required on delivery).


Marginal Water Plants

Marginal Water Plants

Marginal plants enjoy growing in the shallow waters at the edge of the pond.

They grow with their roots in the water but with most of their foliage and flowers above the water.

 Some marginal plants grow only in wet soil, while others like to be in a few inches of water. Marginal plants can be more than 6 feet or less than 2 inches tall, they can be clump forming or rambling and provide much of the colour, variety and decorative interest throughout the year and form the junction between the pond and the rest of the garden. 

In addition marginal plants provide important habitat for many forms of wildlife especially amphibians.

The water depth quoted for all the marginals is from the top of the pot.

Waterlilies

Waterlilies

No pond is complete without a display of waterlilies. These plants produce beautiful flowers in a wide range of colours, from the purest of whites to the darkest of reds.

Waterlilies need plenty of sunshine and little water movement in order to thrive.

The large floating leaves of waterlilies provide the main cover and shade for fish and other aquatic life and help stop algae by reducing the amount of sunlight reaching the water.

There is a waterlily to suit every size of garden pond from a barrel to a lake.

The water depth quoted for the waterlilies is from the top of the pot.

 

Submerged Water Plants

Submerged Water Plants

Submerged plants, also called oxygenators, help to keep the pond clean and healthy by using up excess nutrients in the water.

Submerged plants give off a large amount of oxygen into the water during the day as they convert the carbon dioxide, which helps if you are planning on or have fish in the pond.

As a general rule you need 5 bunches per square metre of surface water to create a healthy environment.

A good selection of submerged plants will provide effective cover for all manner of water creatures, including fish, as well as providing spawning grounds for fish, amphibious and insectivorous wildlife.

Submerged plants are very easy to grow and need very little care to make their important contribution to the ecology and life of the pond.

The water depth quoted for submerged plants is from the top of the pot.

 

Floating Water Plants

Floating Water Plants

Floating water plants are the easiest of any aquatic plant to look after, and to plant, you just drop them into the pond and let them get on with it.

Floating plants provide shade for the fish, reduce the amount of sunlight reaching the water and use up any excess nutrients in the water, helping to reduce any green water/blanketweed in the pond. 

Floating plants provide instant cover for new ponds until the waterlilies etc have grown enough to create shade.

Most floating plants grow quickly and need thinning out from timt to time to prevent them from shading to much of the pond.

 

Deep Water Plants

Deep Water Plants

Deep water plants are waterlily-like plants that when planted with lilies extend the flowering season and add extra interest to the pond.

Unlike waterlilies, several of these plants will thrive in moving water and do not need as much sunlight.

Deep water plants like lilies provide shade and refuge for fish, amphibians and insects.

The water depth quoted for the deep water plants is from the top of the pot.