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SMALL POND

Now that you have your pond built and ready to go, we need to populate it with the right assortment of plants that will turn it into a vibrant nature space. 

Building the perfect ecosystem

Ponds require a range of different plants and wildlife in order to be healthy and sustainable. 
We recommend populating your pond with a diverse selection from each of the six aquatic plant categories:
Water Lilies, Marginals, Oxygenators, Floating, Deep Water, and Moisture Lovers.

When combined they create a thriving ecosystem, helping to support wildlife and maintaining the bio-chemical properties of the water.
If one of these aspects falls out of balance, then problems such as invasive overgrowth and algae can emerge.
It’s also important to check information about the plants you’re choosing, to ensure they establish well and survive in your pond.
 Be sure to read the details on each individual plant page as there you will find useful and essential tips about maintaining them. 

Our Recommendations for Small Ponds at Plants and Garden 

1. Water Lilies
The crowning jewel of any pond is the water lily.
Elegant, colourful and diverse, there are many to choose from.
They attract pollinators and provide shelter for aquatic life.
Many water lilies can grow prolifically so it’s best to choose dwarf types for smaller ponds.
Planting Recommendations:
Dwarf (inc 1ltr and 2ltr) - 1 per square metre
Medium (inc. 1ltr and 3ltr) - 1 per 1-2 square meters

2. Marginals
Marginals form the foundations to an aesthetically and ecologically balanced pond.
They provide structure and much needed support to pond life.
Planting Recommendations:
9cm and 1ltr - 3 per 1-2 square meters
3ltr - 1 per 1-2 square meters

3. Oxygenators
Oxygenator plants are essential for any pond as they help to maintain the water.
They support local wildlife, and generally keep the pond healthy.
If you have fish and other animals then oxygenators are an absolute must.
In a new pond two 9cm pots of oxygenators per square meter is recommended.
Planting Recommendations:
Pack of 3 or 5 bunches per 1 square metre
9cm and 1ltr - 3 per 1-2 square meters

4. Floating
Floating plants sit along the surface of the water.
Some of them have roots that extend to the bottom, while others are free-floating.
Floating plants provide shelter to the aquatic life below, and regulate the amount of sunlight that comes into the pond. 
Planting Recommendations:
Pack of 3 or 5 per 1-2 square meters.
We recommend that between 30-50% of the surface of the water is kept clear of vegetation.  

5. Deep Water
These submerged aquatic plants are more tolerant to shade and provide valuable cover for fish and other aquatic life.
They are great alternatives to water lilies.
Planting Recommendations: 
9cm and 1ltr - 3 per 1-2 square meters
3ltr - 1 per 1-2 square meters


6. Moisture Lovers
Moisture lovers prefer damp, boggy environments.
They enjoy partially shaded areas with lots of moisture, and support local wildlife such as amphibians. 
Planting Recommendations:
9cm and 1ltr - 3 per 1-2 square meters
3ltr - 1 per 1-2 square meters


 You can select sizes using the filter below. 
On each product page you can find useful information such as:
Info, Character, Planting, Delivery.

Please click here for delivery information.
If you have any questions please drop us a line, we’re more than happy to help you with your pond project. 

Oxygenating collection
Oxygenating collection
£25.50
Small Pond collection
Small Pond collection
£46.50
Aponogeton distachyos 'Water hawthorn'
Aponogeton distachyos 'Water hawthorn'
£14.50
Nymphoides peltata 'Water fringe'
Nymphoides peltata 'Water fringe'
Regular price £14.50
Nuphar lutea 'Brandy bottle'
Nuphar lutea 'Brandy bottle'
£14.50 Sold out
Trapdoor snails 'Viviparus viviparus'
Trapdoor snails 'Viviparus viviparus'
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Nymphaea Perry's Baby Red water lily
Nymphaea Perry's Baby Red water lily
£18.50
Nymphaea Aurora water lily
Nymphaea Aurora water lily
£18.50
Nymphaea Pygmaea Helvola water lily
Nymphaea Pygmaea Helvola water lily
£22.50
Nymphaea Snow Princess water lily
Nymphaea Snow Princess water lily
Regular price £28.50
Nymphaea Xiafei water lily
Nymphaea Xiafei water lily
£22.50
Ceratophyllum demersum 'Hornwort'
Ceratophyllum demersum 'Hornwort'
Regular price £10.50
Hydrocharis morsus ranae 'Frogbit'
Hydrocharis morsus ranae 'Frogbit'
Regular price £11.50
Callitriche stagnalis 'Starwort'
Callitriche stagnalis 'Starwort'
Regular price £10.50
Limnobium laevigatum 'Smooth frogbit'
Limnobium laevigatum 'Smooth frogbit'
Regular price £11.50
Pistia stratiotes 'Water lettuce'
Pistia stratiotes 'Water lettuce'
£13.50
Phyllanthus Fluitans 'Red Root Floater'
Phyllanthus Fluitans 'Red Root Floater'
Regular price £11.50
Salvinia natans 'Floating watermoss'
Salvinia natans 'Floating watermoss'
Regular price £11.50
Trapa natans nuts 'Water chestnut'
Trapa natans nuts 'Water chestnut'
Regular price £15.50 Sold out
Acorus calamus variegatus 'Variegated sweet flag'
Acorus calamus variegatus 'Variegated sweet flag'
£11.50
Acorus gramineus Ogon 'Golden variegated sweet flag'
Acorus gramineus Ogon 'Golden variegated sweet flag'
£11.50
Alisma plantago aquaticum 'American water plantain'
Alisma plantago aquaticum 'American water plantain'
£11.50
Anemopsis californicum 'Apache beads'
Anemopsis californicum 'Apache beads'
£11.50
Butomus umbellatus 'Flowering rush'
Butomus umbellatus 'Flowering rush'
£11.50