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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.

More hot weather tips

Great tip for the continuing hot weather. Cut back Iris pond plant foliage to 6" above usual water level once flowered. Tall leaves use up a lot of...

Alisma plantago aquatica

British Native plants from seed

Growing British Native plants from seed is easy. Many British Native species of pond plants like Caltha palustris, Alisma plantago aquatica, Iris pseudacorus, Rorippa nasturtium aquaticum and Ranunculus...

Veronica beccabunga rooting from the nodes of rafting stems

Propagating rafting pond plants

Think about propagating rafting pond plants in your pond or container pond now if they have been vigorous this year and spread out across the water surface. Tidy...

Iris Pseudacorus British Native Flag Iris

Time to divide Iris

After the pond Iris have flowered in late May or June it is time to look at the size of the clump and decide whether to divide any...

Waterlily leaf standing above water

Waterlily need dividing?

Did your waterlily leaves stand high above the water last Summer? Last year that waterlily plant was trying to tell you it needs to be divided as it...

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...

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....

Node roots on Veronica beccabunga

Trim rafting pond plants

Rafting pond plants like Veronica beccabunga and Oenanthe javanica Flamingo will be growing fast in these summer months and some may need trimming back as they travel too...

2 Caltha plant sections each with root and shoot

Lift and divide pond plants

You can lift and divide 2 groups of pond plants in late Spring. Those that have finished flowering for the year already - Caltha species and those not...

Division of Iris rhizomes

Divide moist and pond Iris plants now

After flowering has finished this is the time to lift and divide the moist loving Iris sibirica and ensata clumps. Discard the central sparse sections. Split the remaining...

Nymphaea Attraction

Waterlily growth

Waterlilies repotted last month should have rooted through on a shallow shelf by now and can be placed down about halfway to their final depth. Leave them there...

Nymphaea James Brydon

How to divide and repot a waterlily

Method to divide and repot a waterlily: A waterlily can be split and repotted when it is actively growing ideally Spring: [gallery link="file" columns="1" size="full" ids="3729"] 1. Use...

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...