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  • Buy in a 9cm basket (9cm/3" high)
  • British Native Brooklime (Veronica beccabunga)
  • Royal blue flowers on a horizontally rafting plant that spreads across the water surface.
  • Height 15cm (6"). Flowers May - July
  • Plant in wet mud in a stream edge/bog garden or with up to 5cm (2") of water over the top of the basket in a sunny or partially shaded pond or container pond. Suitable for shelf 0

The rafting stems of Veronica beccabunga root out at the nodes and can help clear nutrients from the pond while providing surface cover. Cut back some of the stems and restart a new basket using rooted stems when the plant becomes too straggly. As a rafting plant that is allowed to grow freely it will use plenty of surplus nutrients so help to keep a pond or container free from algae. It will also encourage wildlife and allow colonies of newts to lay eggs or tadpoles to develop under its protective leafy canopy. A good plant for pollinating bees, hoverflies and butterflies when in flower during the Summer months.

Read how to care for your pond plants in Tips and Advice

<p>British Native plants</p> <p>Plants for Pollinators</p> <p>Sunny position</p> <p>Partially shaded position</p> <p>Shaded position</p> <p>Suitable for moist soil (damp but drained)</p> <p>Suitable for shelf depth 13-15cm (5-6”)</p>

Important delivery information

Plant orders are dispatched to UK destinations only and leave the Nursery on a Monday - Thursday inclusive to avoid the weekend. Your order will be picked in the Nursery and the ready potted plant in its basket or bareroot oxygenator (as specified in the description) will be wrapped that day in damp newspaper and a plastic bag to keep it fresh during transit. Plants will normally be dispatched within a week of our receipt of your order.

All items are then boxed for collection by the courier APC Parcelrite or UKMail that afternoon for expected delivery within 24 hours after despatch (Highlands and Islands excepted)

Please unwrap all plants from their packaging as soon as possible and place in the situations specified on the plant ticket.

Order ValueDelivery Cost
£1.00 - £29.99 £6.00
£30.00 - £99.99 £12.00
£100.00 - £199.99 £24.00
£200+ £36.00

An additional surcharge will be added 
at checkout if your delivery address
is North of Perth (+£10) or an Island 
(+£10 = PO & TR)
(+£25 = Scottish Islands, IM & BT) or 
(+£50 = JE & GY).

Reviews from other Waterside customers

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Carol Whitfield

October 2015

This is the third time I have used Waterside Nursery and I have been very happy with the service they provide. Delivery was quick and I was informed when delivery would be. The plants well packed and healthy. Thank you.

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Bob Cotton

February 2017

Pond plants arrived safely but in damaged cardboard box which was dumped on our front doorstep in full sun despite instructions to leave at side of the house if we were out. Not exceptional at £12 for delivery!

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