spread of foliage and flower interest across the seasons
choice of heights and growth types to give the pond balance.
help to keep the pond healthy and encourage a wide variety of wildlife into the area.
Also available are Muddy Bog Planting Schemes for waterlogged soil and Moist Planting Schemes for areas that retain dampness for 1 square metre of soil area.
Creating Wildlife habitats:
Plants to encourage Newts - newts lay eggs in April to June on small leaved plants - Myosotis scorpioides, Veronica beccabunga, Mentha aquatica, Rorippa nasturtium aquaticum.
Plants to encourage Dragonflies and damselflies - larvae need oxygenating plants as cover and upright, emergent plants to climb up to become adults - iris varieties, Alisma plantago aquatica, Butomus umbellatus, Cyperus varieties, Lythrum salicaria, Hesperantha coccinea, Pontederia varieties
Plants to encourage pollinators - these can be pond plants or plants around the edge of the pond in the wet muddy zone or the damp soil. Popular with insects, butterflies and bees - Caltha palustris, Butomus umbellatus, Iris varieties, Ranunculus flammula, Mentha varieties, Pontederia varieties, Lythrum salicaria, Myosotis varieties. Moist area pollinating plants - Eupatorium canabinum, Geum rivale, Primula varieties, Iris varieties
Use our Category filter - 'Plants for Wildlife' to pick out plants for each category of wildlife.