Lets talk about your pond in winter

Lets talk about your pond in winter

We get a lot of questions at this time of the year about what happens to pond plants as the weather gets colder. So we thought we’d talk a little about your pond in winter. Although most UK pond plants are fully hardy, they are also mostly deciduous, so their...
As featured on Gardener’s World

As featured on Gardener’s World

We were thrilled to watch Monty Don taking such good care of our little Candida lily on Thursday 12th July’s Gardener’s World. A couple of weeks ago the phone rang. I was busy watering (unsurprisingly!) and nearly couldn’t reach it in my pocket. ...
Practical tips for building a new pond

Practical tips for building a new pond

Location, location, location! When planning on building a pond, think about the water table. Most people today build their pond using a plastic or rubber liner. Beware though, build a pond where the water table level can rise to above the bottom your pond and you are...
Invaders to avoid – Banned invasive plants

Invaders to avoid – Banned invasive plants

Ever wondered what happens when plants do too well in our ponds, lakes and waterways? Some invasive plants can be a real problem. It’s up to all of us to prevent them from getting a hold in our local environment.  But would you know one if you saw one? At...
The answer lies in the soil

The answer lies in the soil

One of the basic rules for effective planting in your pond is to plant each variety of plant into its own planting basket. This allows you to maintain control over the flora of your pond. But the key to successful planting lies with the planting medium you use in your...