We now stock a large range of pond plants including Lilies, oxygenators, marginals and floating plants.
Our Pond Plants are sent directly from our Supplier so delivery is separate from fish deliveries and will occur a delivery charge separate from our usual delivery charges.
Please place Pond Plant orders separately from your fish order to avoid confusion on delivery times.
Delivery Charges for Pond Plants–
Standard Delivery (England, Wales, Scottish Lowlands)- £5.99/ Free delivery over £50
Pallet Delivery- £42 – Large 30 Litre Pots require a pallet delivery- 6 x 30 Litre Pots can fit on 1 pallet
Please enquire for quotes to Scottish Highlands.
PLEASE NOTE DUE TO EXCEPTIONALLY HIGH DEMAND AND CURRENT DIFFICULTIES FACED AT THIS TIME DELIVERY TIMES WILL TAKE LONGER THAN NORMAL. ALTHOUGH THEY MAY COME SOONER PLEASE ALLOW 4-6 WEEKS FOR DELIVERY
Deep Water Plants & Molluscs
Deep Water plants are alternatives to lilies for the deeper areas of the pond to give leaf cover and shade to the water. Our range of molluscs include snails that eat algae and mussels that filter water.
Only native floating plants are truly hardy whilst tropical species add variety to the pond. All shade the water and remove nitrates, which helps reduce algae and increase biodiversity.
Marginal Plants give the pond both height and colour and grow around the edges. These plants can be placed in the shallow areas of a pond. Can also be planted out of the water in damp ground so are ideal for a bog garden too.
They remove nitrates which helps to reduce algae and keep the water clear and are beneficial to wildlife. They look most attractive when planted in groups of three of five.
Moisture and Shade Loving Plants
These are excellent for bog gardens or damp areas where the soil does not dry out. Our range includes ferns which tolerate deep shade and primulas.
Oxygenators photosynthesise underwater creating oxygen which then dissolves. This is not only essential for all animal life, but also for bacteria which help keep the water clear. All bunched oxygenators benefit from their roots being pushed into the soil except for Ceratophyllum. Many oxygenating plants have two forms of foliage; submerse (below the water) and emerse (above the water) and they look very different. It is only foliage below the water that oxygenates the pond.
Water Lilies (Nymphaea)
Water Lilies are often considered the most attractive of pond plants.
Lilies make a beautiful addition to any pond. Their elegant folowers can be seen from June to September. Ideally two thirds of the pond’s surface should be covered by lily leaves or floating plants. The shade they create lowers light levels, which in turn reduces algae growth. Lilies do not like water splashing on their leaves. They prefer still water and full sun. To encourage flowering, remove excess leaves.
We stock a wide range of lilies in pot sizes from 1 to 30 litres.