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Posts Tagged ‘Autumn in the pond’

We write our pond blog about once a week with tasks to be done in your pond at that time with tips on how to care for your pond and its plants.

We also try and show you the wildlife you can see in your pond.

Our blog contains all the information and expertise we have accumulated over 20 years in the Nursery.

Clear up your pond this Autumn

October is the time to clear up your pond. Autumn neglect will lead to problems next Spring. There are 4 key points: 1. Remove tree leaves as they...

60cm Container pond in Weeping Red planted for a shaded position

Maintaining your container pond this Autumn

Maintaining your container pond this Autumn is particularly important as you can accumulate significant amounts of rotting vegetation in that  small volume of water. 1. Remove tree leaves that arrive...

leaf net above pond

The start of Autumn

As it gets colder your pond plants will start to collapse at the start of Autumn. Frightening really that summer has been and gone so quickly! As waterlily...

ready rooted plants

Planting your pond now

Planting your pond now and right the way through Autumn is great with our ready rooted plants. We are currently sending out plants that would otherwise spend the...

leaf net above pond

Falling tree leaves

Falling tree leaves have a bad effect on the quality of your pond water. You should put a covering net across your pond before the tree leaves fall...

Lesser Water Boatman

Cold nights for the pond

As cold nights arrive and the pond water reaches freezing point in certain areas of the country you should ensure that deep water plants are placed well below...

Elodea crispa

Beware – banned pond plants 2017

Beware this month as the cutting back, cleaning up and throwing out of excess pond plants begins. It is important to deal with unwanted plants carefully. Composting them...

Autumn Caltha palustris foliage

Late Summer pond jobs to do

In late Summer many pond plants have started to close down for Autumn but for others there is still time to divide to make more for next year....

Nursery 2016

Can I plant my pond now?

This week we have often been asked "Can I plant my pond now?" The Garden Centres say "No" we are informed. This is not because it is not...

Before Autumn maintenance

More pond maintenance tips for Autumn

Continue with stage 1 pond maintenance - you should remove rotting brown waterlily leaves and dead flowers. Also any upright foliage falling over and droping into the water...

View over pond with plants

Pond plants – maintenance tips

Maintenance to emergent and rafting pond plants during the season Pond plants in Spring: 1. After flowering in Spring cut back the foliage of the Caltha family as...

November in the pond

Just take care when clearing up all the foliage debris that you do not disturb too much of any habitat area at the same time. Remember that the...

Pond jobs when summer is over

As it gets colder your pond plants will start to collapse as the Autumn begins. Frightening really that summer has gone so quickly! As waterlily leaves begin to...