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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.

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...

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...

Nymphaea alba showing brown clay soil

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...

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...

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...

pond pest - China Mark Moth

Pond plant pests

There are not many pond plant pests but here are some that may be affecting your waterlilies and shelf pond plants now. For illustrations of these pond plant...

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...

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...

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...

Pond jobs when summer is over

As it gets colder your pond plants will start to collapse as the Autumn begins. Frightening really that summer has gone so quickly! As waterlily leaves begin to...