If you are unsure what to order then let us help with a prepared pond planting scheme.

If you order a pond planting scheme and we will send you a collection of aquatic pond plants already potted in their baskets so that you will receive a balanced combination of plants for a choice of shelf depths, choice of growth habits and seasonal interest along with oxygenating plants ready to drop or place straight into the water either bareroot, bunched or potted and waterlilies of the right scale for your pond size already rooted in a mesh basket.

You can choose a British Native pond planting scheme for 3 different pond sizes or one of 2 more colourful Pond Starter selections which will include non-native plants ie. Iris available in purple or plum rather than the Native Yellow Flag Iris and waterlilies in red, pink or yellow rather than the Native white. The Pond Starter collections can include variegated foliage or bright colours.

Please read our blog post on Plants for bugs which shows RHS research finds that Non Native plants can extend the season of interest in the pond if carefully added to your pond plant mix. We can do this for you if you mention in General Comments in checkout that we can use our discretion in our choice and use  “near Native” plants for you. We include Pontederia cordata, Mentha cervina, Irises in this list.

We also do a smaller collection aimed at enhancing a pond for wildlife visitors which does not contain a waterlily as this is always the single most expensive plant to purchase.

Pond collections pond size Sq ft and (m) oxygenators shelf plants floating, rafting waterlily
Wildlife startup     12 (1)        2        4       3      0
British Native 1     24 (2.2)        6        6      2      1
British Native 2     72 (6.5)      18      18      6      3
British Native 3    225 (21.2)      32      27     10      3
Pond Starter 1     24 (2.2)        6       6       1      1
Pond Starter 2     54 (5)      12      12      2      2

See Planting Schemes for further details of the plants  that could be included in each of the different sizes and types of pond schemes above.