Four things to consider when building a wildlife pond

Four things to consider when building a wildlife pond

If you dig, they will come Whether you want a wildlife pond, formal water feature or a koi pool, you need to plan the project carefully. Each type of pool, pond or lake, requires a different approach right from the start.  In this blog we are going to walk you through...
Butomus umbellatus the flowering rush

Butomus umbellatus the flowering rush

Marginal or centre stage? This native species is a good example of how adaptive pond plants can be.  Generally it is sold as a plant for the margins of the pond, but we have found that it flowers best in water that is 10-20cms deep. Butomus loves it’s silty mud...
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...