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...
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...
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...
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...