Summer Discount to our Nursery Visitors: Throughout August we are offering a 15% discount on all our plants to customers that visit our nursery in person, this offer excludes dry goods. We are open Tuesdays to Saturdays 9 am to 5 pm, closed Sundays and Mondays, hope to see you soon.

Tag: pond planting accessories

The Allotment Water Garden

The Allotment Water Garden Over the years, many customers have come to my retail nursery to purchase pond plants for water features in their allotments.  These small container ponds can be created very simply by using half Oak barrels, old Belfast sinks, old style bath tubs etc… In fact, anything that is watertight and can […]

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Attracting Newts to Your Pond

Attracting Newts to Your Pond One of the great things about owning a back garden pond is the amount of wildlife that it will attract. If you follow a few easy guidelines, you should be lucky enough to attract and establish a colony of Newts. New Ponds If you are still in the process of […]

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Pond Planting Explained for Beginners

Pond planting explained for Beginners The only difference between adding plants to your pond or water garden compared to planting up borders in your back garden is WATER. The thing that seems to confuse people the most is the different water depth requirements. However, it does not need to be explained in a complicated way. To […]

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Pond Algae

Pond Algae There are hundreds of different types of Fresh-Water Algae and the most common problematic forms to invade our ponds are Blanket Weed (Filamentous Algae) and Plankton Algae more commonly known as ‘Green-Water Algae’.  Algae blooms can occur for a number of reasons, but are more commonly found in newly established ponds, especially those […]

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Floating Plant Islands

Floating Plant Islands With all this hot weather, and your pond turning greener by the minute, it’s the ideal time to add some of our Floating Plant Islands. For those that have inherited a pond without marginal shelving or a surrounding bog-garden, these islands are ideal. The effect of our planting islands is not only […]

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Plants to Encourage Dragonflies and Damselflies

Plants to Encourage Dragonflies and Damselflies Insects have survived the test of time, and Dragonflies and Damselflies are no exception. Very little has changed in their evolution over the last 300 million years, and these prehistoric flying insects have certainly seen a few changes!.  In the British Isles, there are over 30 species and their […]

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