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POND SCHEME size 1 (Start up for wildlife)

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We select plants chosen for you to start up a small wildlife pond 1 m sq (9 sq ft) surface area or as an add on for an already planted larger pond.

Includes 2 portions British Native submerged oxygenators, 4 shallow marginal plants (ready potted), 3 floating plants(bareroot) or potted rafting plants.

All plant choices depend on seasonal availability. The British Native oxygenating plants chosen from: Ceratophyllum demersum, Fontinalis antipyreticaMyriophyllum spicatum,

The British Native marginal or rafting plants chosen from the following: Alisma plantago-aquatica, Butomus umbellatus, Caltha palustris, Eriophorum angustifolium, , Myosotis scorpioides, Potentilla palustris, Ranunculus flammula, Rorippa nasturtium aquaticum, Sagittaria sagittifolia, Veronica beccabunga.

Any plant range choices include: Cyperus eragrostis, Hesperantha coccinea, Juncus ensifolius, Iris versicolor, Mentha cervina, Oenanthe javanica Flamingo, Pontederia cordata.

Plants chosen will include a mix of rafting and emergent plants to encourage breeding newts and dragonflies, as well as providing surface cover (See Planting a wildlife pond page). This scheme does not include a waterlily but we would recommend you add one from the waterlily pages to suit the size and scale of your pond.

The plants will come wrapped individually in their mesh baskets and will need to be placed in the pond at the correct depths for each different species. There will be a selection of depths involved, including oxygenators for the deeper water, and both rafting and upright plants so that each area begins to create a habitat for a different wildlife group. Good plants for pollinating bees, hoverflies and butterflies can also be included. (See Planting a wildlife pond page)

Refer to individual plants for maintenance details

Read about how to encourage wildlife on our Tips and Advice pages.

<p>British Native plants</p> <p>Perfect for Pollinators</p> <p>Sunny position</p> <p>Partially shaded position</p> <p>Shaded position</p>

Important delivery information

Plant orders are dispatched to UK destinations only and leave the Nursery on a Monday - Thursday inclusive to avoid plants being in transit over the weekend. Your order will be picked in the Nursery on the day of despatch and the ready potted plant in its basket or bareroot oxygenator (as specified in the description) will be individually wrapped in damp newspaper and placed in 2 plastic bags 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 UKMail or APC 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 replace in the situations specified on the individual 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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Isabel Hunter

April 2015

I loved the plants it was packed to a high standard. The service was really good and the plants were to a high quality.

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Special Gardens

July 2017

Great service, as usual. Healthy plants, well packed, delivered as requested. Thanks :-)

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