Top ten tips for helping your water lilies to thrive

Top ten tips for helping your water lilies to thrive

Water lilies may look exotic and fragile, but in reality, they are the most forgiving of plants to grow. If your water lily is struggling, don’t despair!  In our over 40 year’s experience in growing water lilies, we have found them almost impossible to kill. So, if...
Four things to consider when building a wildlife pond

Four things to consider when building a wildlife pond

If you dig, they will come Whether you want a wildlife pond, formal water feature or a koi pool, you need to plan the project carefully. Each type of pool, pond or lake, requires a different approach right from the start.  In this blog we are going to walk you through...
Butomus umbellatus the flowering rush

Butomus umbellatus the flowering rush

Marginal or centre stage? This native species is a good example of how adaptive pond plants can be.  Generally it is sold as a plant for the margins of the pond, but we have found that it flowers best in water that is 10-20cms deep. Butomus loves it’s silty mud...
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...
A place for everything – Creating a planting plan for your pond

A place for everything – Creating a planting plan for your pond

What we all want from a pond is a happy, healthy water feature.  A pond can be a beautiful addition to any garden, and if it is working well, any pond will encourage wildlife. A successful planting plan is key to a flourishing pond. It is a unique self-contained...
As featured on Gardener’s World

As featured on Gardener’s World

We were thrilled to watch Monty Don taking such good care of our little Candida lily on Thursday 12th July’s Gardener’s World. A couple of weeks ago the phone rang. I was busy watering (unsurprisingly!) and nearly couldn’t reach it in my pocket. ...