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...
Getting rid of silkweed or blanket weed from your pond

Getting rid of silkweed or blanket weed from your pond

Each pond is a mini eco-system. Each element, the water quality, number of plants, and pond life, all combine to balance this little watery world. When the pond is in balance, the water will be clear and your plants, fish and wildlife will be happy. Blanket weed,...
What plants can I put in my Koi pond?

What plants can I put in my Koi pond?

We will often tell you that Koi and pond plants are not friends. Of course you need plants to keep your pond clear and balanced but, the trouble (and joy) with koi is that they are intelligent and inquisitive fish. They are also, by nature, diggers – hence the...