Aquatic plants in RHS The Garden

Aquatic plants in RHS The Garden

There is an article on aquatic plants in the RHS The Garden magazine this month.

We at Waterside Nursery are delighted we are featured as The nursery grower. All contributors chose plants to enrich your garden pond and to encourage nature and wildlife to visit.

Our choices of aquatic plants were:

The Anemopsis californica  because of its scent to attract pollinators, Myosotis scorpioides the British Native Forget Me Not to provide newt laying leaves and cover for tadpoles and Pontederia cordata for emerging dragonfly larva and Bumble bees in late season.

Aquatic plants featured by the other contributors to the article were:

Choices from Errol Reuben Fernandes of Horniman Museum & Gardens and Jack Wallington - a landscape designer specialising in wildlife - friendly gardening that we stock are:

The Eriophorum angustifolium Cotton Grass - a versatile British Native pond edge pant, the Miniature Waterlily Nymphaea Pygmaea Rubra is a dainty waterlily for a small pond or container pond water feature. The Typha minima is a good structural upright for shady ponds for insects to climb up and Alisma plantago-aquatica has Hosta-like leaves and many small flowers for pollinating insects.

Kate Bradbury, the wildlife guru, chose Caltha palustris as an early flowerer that encourages early bees & also toads to lay spawn on its dangling stems. She also chose Veronica beccabunga for tadpoles and small solitary bees along with Hydrocharis morsus-ranae as surface cover for the small pond or container pond.

All these are available from us by clicking the image or the plant names above. Hydrocharis morsus-ranae Frogbit is available later in the season when the sun has warmed the deeper water. Go to Frogbit on the Surface cover page of the website and click ‘Email when available'. If you enter your email address you will receive an email from us when it is available to 'Add to basket'. This is your alert to return to the website to purchase as we have it ready for dispatch.

We hope this aquatic plants article in RHS The Garden encourages the addition of water to many more gardens. It also shows how valuable aquatic plants are to many of the wildlife creatures we want to see thrive in our gardens and countryside.