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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.

Aponogeton distachyos

Water Hawthorn plants

Water Hawthorn (Aponogeton distachyos) are available for sale again now. These plants grow from approx a 60cm(2ft) depth of water and send their leaves and flowers up to...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Nymphaea Aurora

Waterlilies for small ponds

Waterlilies for small ponds is a small Advice section in July's The Garden RHS magazine. Download the page here. Waterlilies for small ponds - The Garden July 2016...

container pond feature in gunmetal with dwarf waterlilies

Container pond feature

The idea of using a container pond feature for flowering pond plants is popular in magazines and newspapers again this year. House and Garden give container ponds a...

single cell algae bloom with no fibres

Sunny days

Along with sunny days comes the growth of all plants. Unfortunately that can include the plant growth that you do not want to see - like the greenish...

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...

Duckweed - Lemna minor

Autumn duckweed control

If your pond has duckweed floating on the surface at the moment you should try and remove this now before it drops its spores to the bottom of...

swimming ponds

Swimming ponds

Principles of swimming ponds Popular because of the Kings Cross swimming pond these have been featured in magazines recently Swimming ponds in a garden setting: Use plants to...

Frogs are returning to their ponds

In some parts of the country frog spawn has been spotted already. We are still waiting here in Leicestershire. The trigger for the amphibians to make the return...

Aponogeton distachyos Water Hawthorn

Planting deeper water areas – shelf 3

Submerged oxygenators, waterlilies and floating plants: Shelf : Plants for deeper water 45cm(18") plus: 1. Oxygenating pond plants: Allow two portions of oxygenating plant (however supplied - bareroot,...

Lythrum salicaria and Bee

Late Summer Sunshine

We should enjoy this late summer sunshine and the continuing flowering of waterlilies and late marginal plants like the Pontederia species. Remember the surface of your pond should...