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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...

Nymphaea alba showing brown clay soil

Waterlilies travel well now

Potted Waterlilies will travel well at the moment. Any growth that may have started this Spring is still below the water surface. Waterlilies respond to warmth and sunshine...

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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...

Aponogeton distachyos

Water Hawthorn plants

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

Lesser Water Boatman

Cold nights for the pond

As cold nights arrive and the pond water reaches freezing point in certain areas of the country you should ensure that deep water plants are placed well below...

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Your pond in hot weather

This week has been hot! A week of hot weather like this can easily lower the water level in your pond or container pond by an inch or...

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...

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...

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Autumn advice – maintain and clean the pond

Maintenance of the pond every Autumn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=935S2S2b2Z4&sns=em Question: Why should you maintain and clean your pond? Answer: To avoid algae and blanketweed growth next Spring. Remove any fallen...

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How to plant a new pond

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

Aponogeton distachyos Water Hawthorn

Planting deeper water areas – shelf 3

Submerged oxygenators, waterlilies and floating plants: Shelf : Plants for deeper water 45cm(18") plus: When planting a pond you also need submerged oxygenating plants, water lilies or floating...

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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....

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...