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Posts Tagged ‘rafting pond plants’

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...

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...

Female newt laying eggs on Myosotis scorpioides leaf

Newts return to mate

Newts return to mate in ponds: Newts return to mate in their breeding ponds in Spring when the night time temperature regularly reaches 10C.  They travel at night...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...