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
Purchase sufficient quantities of each type of plant by looking at the individual pages of the website and selecting the ones you like.
- oxygenating plants should be planted at 2 portions per m2 of surface area
- waterlilies are chosen by the depth of water available
- shelf plants are chosen by shelf depth available and as upright plants – stems and flowers rising up out of the water
- and rafting plants – horizontally growing along the water surface
Or look at our Planting Schemes pages where we have already planned the requirements to start each pond size.
- To get this help from our Planting Schemes pages all you need to know is the surface area of your pond.
- We choose the number and selection of plants you need based on the size of your pond.
- We select the best combination of plants available to give a balanced selection for all areas of the pond water
- We include interest in foliage and flower throughout the season
- We consider different wildlife habitats – rafting shelf plants for newts, upright shelf plants for dragonflies, late flowering plants for insect pollinators.
You can choose whether to have
- ‘Mainly British Native plants’ – allows us to add some Non Natives to extend flower and interest
- ‘British Native plants only’ – restricts the season of interest but is important to some customers
- ‘Any plant’ in our range – allows more colour from waterlilies and flowers and can include British Native plants too