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Pond, container pond, wet bog & moist planting schemes

Two ready-made Collections of plants for ponds of different sizes using any pond plant available (not restricted to Native), as well as three sizes of British Native Pond Collection. Also ten scheme selections to complete the planting of a Container pond.

Two Muddy Bog collections for waterlogged <p>Suitable for waterlogged soil (wet mud)</p> soil and two Moist Plant collections for areas that retain dampness <p>Suitable for moist soil (damp but drained)</p>.

Each of our pond planting collections contain oxygenating plants, suitable rafting plants to cover the water surface and a selection of ready potted emergent water plants. These should give a spread of foliage and flower interest across the seasons to enable the pond or container to achieve a balanced look. They will also help the pond remain healthy and encourage a wide variety of wildlife into the area. All plants come rooted in the mesh baskets of aquatic compost, if they require it, ready to lower into the pond.

To respond to your favourable comments on the pond planting schemes, we have recently introduced collections for muddy bog and moist areas around the pond. These schemes provide plants for a 1 metre squared area of either waterlogged or moist soil and can include only British natives or any plants in our range. These can be bought as multiples of 1m squared to plant a larger area.

Our schemes all aim to give you a spread of interest across the seasons and of heights and growth types.

Schools looking to bring wildlife into the school environment will find the planting collections a useful way of quickly getting a balanced pond which is attractive to wildlife and creates interest throughout the year.

Plants to encourage Newts - the habitat needed to encourage the newt to lay eggs in April to June will contain small leaved plants. The female newt can fold these small leaves over her newly laid eggs and protect them from predators.This would include Myosotis, Veronica, Mentha or Water cress species.

Plants to encourage Dragonflies and damselflies - the larvae need oxygenating plants as cover and emergent plants to climb up and leave the water when they are ready to become adults.

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. Many of these are popular with insects, butterflies and bees.

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