If you are setting up a new pond for a new year you should be filling it now with Winter rainwater.

Planting a new pond:

This is the time to prepare your plant order so that the plants can be in your pond as soon as it is filled with water. Ponds without plants can quickly become unbalanced.

  • Look at submerged oxygenating plants – easy planting –  bareroot portions or bunches dropped into the water to find their own way.
  •  Pond plants for the shelf or ledge areas. Pond plants have specific depth requirements and your shelf levels should be built into the shell of your pond. You should try to have shelf options available to plant on at – 6″ & 12″ (15 & 30cm) deep.
  • Waterlilies of various sizes of spread and depth are available from 12-30″ (30-80cm)

By using our ‘Save your basket’ pop up email facility you can spend time preparing and considering what to purchase and keep your order handy, through the email link we send you, until your pond is ready.

Prepared Planting Schemes:

  • If it all seems too daunting and you don’t know how to start planting your new pond – pick a Planting Scheme.
  • Choose the correct scheme for your size of pond and we will put together a planting selection that caters for all the different pond areas for you.
  • You can determine if we pick ‘Mainly British Native’ plants or ‘Any plant’ from our range.
  • It will include oxygenating plants, surface cover plants and plants for the shelves.
  • It will combine various wildlife needs – rafting plants across the water surface and emergent, upright plants.

With ready rooted pond plants we can send out by mail order most of the year. We only stop when the ice is across the top of our troughs in the Nursery.

Our ‘Currently available’ plants are all ready to move to your pond area now and have been outside in our Nursery troughs here in Leicestershire.

There is no need to delay. If you plant now they will be in your local climate and able to respond to Spring whenever that arrives in your area.

For more information see our Tips and Advice pages: How to plant a pond