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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.

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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...

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Wild About Gardens Week

Wild About Gardens Week this year is 23-29 October. Supported by The RHS and The Wildlife Trusts the aim is that everyone should plan to do something wild...

Container pond in fibreglass with a Granite effect finish planted for sun

Fibreglass container ponds

There has been a great deal of interest in containers for small ponds following the recent Gardeners' World barrel pond segment. Rachel de Thame also mentioned our fibreglass...

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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...

Have you seen frog spawn yet?

We have not seen any signs of frogs returning to the ponds yet in Leicestershire, but there have been sightings of frog spawn in the South West and...

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...

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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...

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)...

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Should you top up your pond?

Recently we have had hot and dry weather - the odd torrential downpour has helped the level of water in the pond as it was getting precariously low....