Rorrippa nasturtium aquaticum

Spring plant growth in the pond is not as obvious as looking at the daffodils which are in flower all around us shouting that Spring has arrived.

In truth, pond plants are slower to respond to any Spring warmth than the plants growing in the air because the water around them remains cold for longer than the soil around the daffodil bulbs.

We have photographed (see photos here) some of our plants in the Nursery in mid March so that you can see how much growth can be expected on your pond plants when the water is still cold. We know from our records it is much colder at this stage of March this year than since 2013.

These photos should reassure you that what you can see (or not!) in your own ponds now is perfectly normal as progress for this year.

Follow our Tips and Advice pages for information on ponds, plants and tasks for the pond throughout the year.