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Waterside Blog

We write our pond blog at least once a week with tasks to be done in your pond at that time, tips on how to care for your pond plants and the water quality of your pond.

We also try and show you the wildlife you will see in your pond and what is happening at different times of the year.

Our blog contains all the information and expertise we have accumulated over our 20 years on ponds, pond plants and wildlife visitors to your ponds.



Veronica beccabunga rooting from the nodes of rafting stems

Propagating rafting pond plants

Think about propagating rafting pond plants in your pond or container pond now if they have been vigorous this year and spread out across the water surface. Tidy...

Emerged dragonfly Day 2

Dragon and damselflies

We have seen so many dragon and damselflies on the new Nursery this year. Many more varieties than ever before. We are not experts in identifying them all...

Container pond in fibreglass with a Granite effect finish planted for sun

Fibreglass container ponds

There has been a great deal of interest in containers for small ponds following the recent Gardeners' World barrel pond segment. Rachel de Thame also mentioned our fibreglass...

Elodea crispa

Elodea crispa and Water Hyacinth ban

 Eichornia crassipes (Water hyacinth), Lagarosiphon major (Elodea crispa) and Lysichiton americanus (Skunk Cabbage) are on the EU banned list of Invasive Alien Species published in 2016. The transitional...

British Native plants

British Native plants are often regarded as the most wildlife friendly for our British wildlife including bees, butterflies and other pollinators. Primula veris (Cowslip) Geum rivale (Water Avens)...