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Waterside Blog

We write our pond blog about once a week with tasks to be done in your pond at that time with tips on how to care for your pond and its plants.

We also try and show you the wildlife you can see in your pond.

Our blog contains all the information and expertise we have accumulated over 20 years in the Nursery.

Frog spawn is late

Finally, the frogs have decided they can wait no longer and have laid frog spawn in our pond. The Winter has been so long and so cold and...

Setting up a new pond

Setting up a new pond you will need: oxygenating plants  waterlilies and other surface cover plants upright pond plants for the shelves rafting pond plants for the shelves...

Smooth Newt male

Amphibian Identification Guide

Download the Amphibian Identification Guide from ARG UK  so you can recognize the different frog, toad and newt visitors to your pond this Spring. They will all be...

minibales of barleystraw

Barley straw minibales

Winter is nearly over (surely!) and the weather is now right to add barley straw minibales to the pond to keep it healthy this Spring. Your pond may...