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Posts Tagged ‘planting your 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.

Frog spawn is late

Finally, the frogs have decided they can wait no longer and have laid frog spawn in our pond. The Winter has been so long and so cold and...

Setting up a new pond

Setting up a new pond you will need: oxygenating plants  waterlilies and other surface cover plants upright pond plants for the shelves rafting pond plants for the shelves...

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Time to plan a pond

Winter is the time to plan a pond. Thinking about this year's new pond project seems preferable to going outside and starting to build it just yet! Spend...

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...

Gardeners World half barrel

Gardener’s World barrel pond

On Gardener's World recently Nick Bailey put a small half barrel pond into a semi shaded place in a garden to encourage wildlife. He mentioned the 'wildlife corridors'...

marginal pond planting shelves

Marginal pond plant shelves

Marginal pond planting shelves: When you build your pond create the right depth shelves into your construction. Build the majority of planting shelf at 6 - 8" depth...

Anemopsis californica

Is it too early to plant my pond?

This week we have been asked “Is it too early to plant my pond?” Some other online retailers are not selling barerooted plants now as these cannot root...

1litre mesh Basket

Aquatic compost and mesh baskets

Oxygenating plants are dropped loose into the pond water either with or without a lead strip to bunch them together dependent on the species of the plant. They...

What is an aquatic plant?

3 main types of aquatic plant for the pond: These each live in a different area of the pond and have a different function to each other. Submerged...

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...

Female newt folding the Myosotis scorpioides leaf over her eggs

Mating newts

The courtship and mating rituals of the male newts and the egg laying of the female newts have been a treat to watch in the heat of our...

Caltha palustrs British Native Marsh Marigold flowers yellow in March

Pond plants in April

For flowering pond plants in April this year look at the Caltha family - the white flowerer (alba) expected first followed by the British Native Marsh Marigold and...

Plant a wildlife pond like Monty Don

Monty Don on Gardener's World showed how he would plant up his wildlife pond this week. He showed Caltha palustris (Marsh Marigold), Myosotis palustris (now renamed Myosotis scorpioides)...

contour of gravel holding 3x 11cm baskets upright

Planting a pond

Use a combination of shelf aquatic plants, submerged oxygenating plants & waterlilies to create a healthy pond environment. Our aquatic plants can be placed immediately into your pond...

Iris pseudacorus Variegata

Iris to flower in or near the pond

Iris are the main group of plants flowering in and around the pond in June. Iris versicolor, Iris louisiana and Iris pseudacorus all grow with their roots and...