A tisket a tasket you need a planting basket

A tisket a tasket you need a planting basket

So, you have your pond, and you’ve bought your plants, now what? First of all, for best results, we advise our customers to grow all plants in individual containers (except for some oxygenators), often referred to as planting baskets or crates.  Unlike standard...
Growing bog, wetland and marginal plants

Growing bog, wetland and marginal plants

Natural ponds and other watery places, when left to their own devices, tend to be associated with surrounding boggy bits. These can provide a wonderful growing area for all kinds of special plants such as marginal plants or bog/wetland plants. Both native an...
How many plants do I need for planting my pond?

How many plants do I need for planting my pond?

When planting up a pond, there is more than just colour or appearance to consider. We offer a range of pond plants all sizes of ponds and they fall into roughly three different categories: oxygenators deeper water plants marginal plants Each category of plants grows...
Everything you need to know about the Louisiana Iris

Everything you need to know about the Louisiana Iris

Origins As their name suggests, Louisiana iris are native to the coastal swamps of the US state of Louisiana, particularly around New Orleans. The first known reference to Louisiana Irises is around 1812, when John James Audubon painted what he termed a...
Eight steps to perfectly planted water lilies

Eight steps to perfectly planted water lilies

We send out most of our plants bare rooted to keep delivery costs down. You will need to plant them up when they reach you. Even if you buy pre planted water lilies in pots, except for pygmy varieties like pygmaea Helvola, you will certainly need to re-pot them...
Water lilies stole our hearts

Water lilies stole our hearts

In 1972 we installed our first pond in our garden. It was a preformed, kidney-shaped plastic pond with some shelves. We dug the hole, dropped in the container and filled it with water. Then, like so many people with a new pond, we thought ‘Now what?’ In...