Pond Plants Help and Advice
Striking aquatic pond plants
Our range of real pond plants has been carefully selected from a superb selection of specimens. Shipped directly to you from the grower, pond plants offer more than just beauty and a decorative touch to your pond.
What are pond plants?
Pond plants create a healthy, sustainable and varied natural environment full of life and colour. The kits we carry have everything you need to get plants started in your pond.In the kit you'll find the soil, gravel and the plant itself, all packed neatly into the planting basket. You can also find Patio Pond Kits which are perfect for small spaces, or just brightening up an area of your garden that needs some colour.
Why should I buy pond plants?
Aquatic plants are dispersible in and around your pond. They use nitrates and phosphates from the water, depleting the supplies from algae and other nasties - therefore keeping your pond clearer and healthier. They ensure clear water and a good living climate for fish. Frogs and dragonflies will be very appreciative of the resting and hiding places on and under stems or leaves.
What are the main types of pond plants?
Pond plants can be divided into five main groups - moisture-loving, marginal, deepwater, oxygenating and floating. All can be grown in the same pond but all have different planting requirements. Nymphaea, commonly known as water lilies, are aquatic-based plants prized for their elegant flowers and lush foliage. Typically found in ponds, lakes and streams, water lilies thrive in open sun and are great for providing shelter to fish and aquatic life. As the name suggests marginals typically inhabit the outer edges of the pond, and mostly grow in shallow water. They form part of the foundations to an aesthetically and structurally balanced pond and a healthy ecosystem. Check out our helpful guide to pond plants here.
What accessories should I buy with pond plants?
To get the most of your plant pots, you should trim, split, space out and repot them when they have grown in Spring. Larger baskets and soil will accommodate lots of root growth, nutritious, pond water-friendly compost, and some protection from fish.