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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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Your pond in hot weather

The weather forecast for next week is HOT! Watch out for water loss from your pond or container pond due to evaporation. In normal summer months the effect...

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...

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...

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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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Waterlilies travel well now

Potted Waterlilies  travel well now because any growth that may have started this Spring is still well below the water surface. Waterlilies respond to warmth and sunshine which...

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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...

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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...

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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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...

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,...

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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...