Each Planting Scheme or starter pack can be chosen as 'British Native plants only', 'Mainly British Native plants' or 'Any plants from our range'.
Each Pond Planting Scheme contains:
oxygenating plants - sent without a basket to drop into the pond water
potted rafting shelf plants to cover the water surface horizontally
potted emergent water plants to grow upright out of the water
Larger Pond Planting Schemes than size 1 also contain Waterlilies.
All rooted plants are in mesh baskets of aquatic compost ready to place straight in the pond making this an ideal starter pack system for the new garden pond customer.
We are still able to support the ‘Mainly British Native' plant or ‘Any' plant options of Scheme (complete with oxygenating plants) even though some of the plants in the Shop are 'Currently Unavailable'.
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.