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DEEP WATER - Aponogeton distachyos   1L
DEEP WATER - Aponogeton distachyos 1L
Water hawthorn. Free flowering for most of the year. Very hardy, if protected from frost, it will flower all winter. It dies back for a short time in August. Fragile leaves may be damaged in transit, remove these and new will soon regrow. This plant looks fantastic early and late in the year. The foliage dies back in the summer. Leaves damaged in transit can be removed and new ones will grow.
£8.99
DEEP WATER - Fontinalis antipyretica   1L
DEEP WATER - Fontinalis antipyretica 1L
Willow moss. A greyish-green moss with branched stems. It grows all year round in both fast flowing and still water. It is so named because it was used by the Swedes to fill up spaces in their chimneys and walls to exclude air and prevent fire. This plant can grow in both still and fast flowing water where anchorage is required. This can be achieved by tying the plant to a stone or brick and placing...
£8.99

FLOATING PLANT - Hydrocharis morsus ranae
FLOATING PLANT - Hydrocharis morsus ranae
Frogbit. A pretty little native plant with small kidney-shaped, bright green leaves and very small white flowers. They can tolerate dense shade. Allow to die back naturally as in the autumn small buds are formed which fall off and sink to the bottom and the old plant rots away. These winter buds remain on the bottom to rise again in the spring to form new plants.
£2.99
FLOATING PLANT - Pistia stratoides
FLOATING PLANT - Pistia stratoides
Water lettuce. The lettuce shaped leaves are soft & hairy. This plant spreads by sending out runners to form young plants. The fine roots give good cover for small fish. Pistia are not hardy and do best placed in sheltered pools. Not hardy. Remove decaying plants after first frost. Very hard to overwinte as they must be placed in shallow water with soil at the base of the container. They should...
£2.99

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FLOATING PLANT - Pistia stratoides Jumbo
Water lettuce. The lettuce shaped leaves are soft & hairy. This plant spreads by sending out runners to form young plants. The fine roots give good cover for small fish. Pistia are not hardy and do best placed in sheltered pools. Not hardy. Remove decaying plants after first frost. Very hard to overwinte as they must be placed in shallow water with soil at the base of the container. They should...
£3.99
FLOATING PLANT - Stratiotes aloides
FLOATING PLANT - Stratiotes aloides
Water soldier. An unusual native plant with long, narrow and serrated leaves. Stratiotes like to have their roots in contact with the soil or mulm on the base of the pond. Most ponds containing Stratiotes seem to have clear water. Allow to die back naturally. The old plant rots away and the young plants rise to the surface the following spring to bear small white flowers and start the cylcle all...
£2.99

LILY - Nymphaea Charles de Meurville   3L
LILY - Nymphaea Charles de Meurville 3L
This highly attractive and prolific water lily is prized for its luxurious, wine-coloured blooms, carried above handsome foliage. As with all hardy lilies the flowers close as the sun sets. Good for medium to large ponds Plant in still water away from splashing fountains. Lower gradually so the leaves can stretch to the surface within a few days. Remove dead leaves and flowers during the growing season.
£22.99
LILY - Nymphaea Marliacea Chromatella   3L
LILY - Nymphaea Marliacea Chromatella 3L
The mottled, olive-green leaves of this majestic water lily provide the perfect setting for its primrose-yellow blooms, which have bright golden stamens. Plant in still water away from splashing fountains. Lower gradually so the leaves can stretch to the surface within a few days. Remove dead leaves and flowers during the growing season.
£22.99

MARGINAL - Acorus calamus   1L
MARGINAL - Acorus calamus 1L
Sweet flag. Dark green iris-like foliage with a small green horn-shaped bloom. It grows from a rhizome which runs across the ground out of which the leaves rise up. It has been used in fragrances and medicinal cures since Egyptian times. Little maintenance is required. Trim just above the water surface after foliage has died back in Autumn to tidy leaving a little material to protect new shoots.
£5.99
MARGINAL - Anemopsis californicum   1L
MARGINAL - Anemopsis californicum 1L
Known as “Apache beads”, it has beautiful white scented flowers and broad, dark green leaves. Used to be sold in Mexico's markets to ward off malaria and other diseases. The flowers and leaves can be dried for potpourri. Little maintenance is required. Trim just above the water surface after foliage has died back in Autumn to tidy.
£5.99

MARGINAL - Baldellia ranunculoides   1L
MARGINAL - Baldellia ranunculoides 1L
Lesser water plantain. A delicate little plant that produces a profusion of small, very pale lilac flowers amidst dense lime-green foliage. No maintenance is required
£5.99
MARGINAL - Butomus umbellatus   1L
MARGINAL - Butomus umbellatus 1L
Flowering rush. Pretty pink flowers in umbels rise above the triangular leaves which turn from red to dark green as they mature. The roots used to be crushed and used as food in northern Asia. Little maintenance is required. Trim just above the water surface after foliage has died back in Autumn to tidy
£5.99

MARGINAL - Caltha palustris alba   1L
MARGINAL - Caltha palustris alba 1L
White Himalayan marigold. A little less prolific flowering than caltha palustris, but once mature it always has a second flowering later in the year. After flowering in March and April some foliage will die back. Remove dead leaves and flowers to tidy and encourage a potential second flowering.
£5.99
MARGINAL - Cardamine pratensis   1L
MARGINAL - Cardamine pratensis 1L
Cuckoo flower, Lady's smock. Mounds of pale green ferny foliage with pale lilac blooms. It is one of the food plants of the Orange Tip butterfly. No maintenance is required but you may trim seed heads to encourage more flowers.
£5.99

MARGINAL - Carex pendula   1L
MARGINAL - Carex pendula 1L
Pendulous sedge. Dark green leathery leaves grow upward then droop to form a weeping mound. The pendulous seed heads can often be seen by streams and brooks. Little maintenance is required. Trim just above the water surface after foliage has died back in Autumn to tidy.
MARGINAL - Cotula coronopifolia   1L
MARGINAL - Cotula coronopifolia 1L
Brass buttons. A pretty creeping plant, with numerous bright yellow flowers like buttons. The seeds can be collected and sown under glass in February/March or sown outside in April/May. This annual will self seed if planted in boggy ground where the seeds can settle.
£5.99

MARGINAL - Equisetum hyemale   1L
MARGINAL - Equisetum hyemale 1L
Dutch rush. This stunning, evergreen plant adds interest to the garden throughout the year. Extremely hardy even 500 miles inside the Artic circle. Leave old growth standing through winter. Cut down in spring when new shoots have grown to about 15cm high.
£5.99
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MARGINAL - Houttuynia cordata 'Boo Boo' 1L
The colourful, scented leaves turn bright red in Autumn. The leaves have an interestingly crinkled effect, unlike the other Houttuynia, this variety is a slightly darker in colour than Chameleon. Little maintenance is required. Trim to tidy as required and after foliage has died back in autumn.
£5.99

MARGINAL - Iris louisiana 'Ann Chowning'   1L
MARGINAL - Iris louisiana 'Ann Chowning' 1L
Velvety dark cherry red flowers with a yellow centre, it received the Mary Swords Debaillon Award, the highest given to a Louisiana iris. After foliage has died back in Autumn cut back to just above the water surface. If trimming left until spring take care not to damage emerging shoots.
£5.99
MARGINAL - Iris pseudacorus   1L
MARGINAL - Iris pseudacorus 1L
Yellow flag. The only native aquatic iris, it can be vigorous in boggy soil. It is the original of the famous Royal French emblem, Fleur-de-lys. After foliage has died back in Autumn cut back to just above the water surface. If trimming left until spring take care not to damage emerging shoots.
£5.99

MARGINAL - Iris pseudacorus 'Flore Pleno'   1L
MARGINAL - Iris pseudacorus 'Flore Pleno' 1L
Double yellow flag. Very striking, bright deep lemon yellow double flowers. After foliage has died back in Autumn cut back to just above the water surface. If trimming left until spring take care not to damage emerging shoots.
£5.99
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MARGINAL - Iris sibirica 1L
Siberian flag. Attractive, free flowering blue with a white and yellow throat. Despite its name, this plant is a native of Europe, not Siberia. After foliage has died back in Autumn cut back to just above the water surface. If trimming left until spring take care not to damage emerging shoots.

MARGINAL - Iris versicolor 'Kermesina'   1L
MARGINAL - Iris versicolor 'Kermesina' 1L
Handsome grey-green foliage sets off rich claret-purple flowers highlighted with white veining. After foliage has died back in Autumn cut back to just above the water surface. If trimming left until spring take care not to damage emerging shoots.
£5.99
MARGINAL - Juncus effusus   1L
MARGINAL - Juncus effusus 1L
Soft rush, Smooth rush. Very erect, dark green stems and brown seed heads. Clumps will spread by creeping rhizomes. Can self seed. It was used to be make into mats and was probably the rush strewn over the floor in many of Shakespeare's plays. Evergreen. Trim in early spring to encourage new growth
£5.99

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MARGINAL - Lobelia siphilitica alba 1L
White Cardinal flower. A handsome variety with beautiful bright white flower spikes that rise above the light green lanceolate leaves. Little maintenance is required. Trim to tidy but leave foliage to die back naturally to encourage winter bud formation.
£5.99
MARGINAL - Lychnis flos-cuculi 'Terry's Pink'   1L
MARGINAL - Lychnis flos-cuculi 'Terry's Pink' 1L
Dwarf ragged robin. A more compact version of Lychnis flos-cuculi. The flower stem is just as tall but the plant is more compact. Little maintenance is required. Trim just above the water surface after foliage has died back in Autumn to tidy.
£5.99

MARGINAL - Mazus reptans   1L
MARGINAL - Mazus reptans 1L
Chinese marshflower. A native of the Himalayas, it is a low creeping marginal that forms dense mats of blue flowers that flower prolifically throughout the summer. Low maintence. Trim foliage to tidy if required.
MARGINAL - Oenanthe javanica 'Flamingo'   1L
MARGINAL - Oenanthe javanica 'Flamingo' 1L
Variegated water dropwort. The beautiful tricolour foliage is pink, white and green in spring, maturing to a darker green and pink in autumn. Tiny, creamy white flowers in umbels appear in mid-summer. This plant can be trimmed as required at any time during the growing season.
£5.99

MARGINAL - Potentilla palustris   1L
MARGINAL - Potentilla palustris 1L
Marsh cinquefoil. Pretty, sharply jagged toothed leaves divided into leaflets. The stem is a reddish brown vine-like structure from which the red-purple flowers extend. Little maintenance is required. Trim just above the water surface after foliage has died back in Autumn to tidy.
£5.99
MARGINAL - Ranunculus acris Flore Pleno   1L
MARGINAL - Ranunculus acris Flore Pleno 1L
Yellow bachelors buttons. Masses of small yellow tight double button-like flowers are produced on almost leafless stems. Related to the wild buttercup but more confined and ideal for wildflower gardens. Little maintenance is required. Trim just above the water surface after foliage has died back in Autumn to tidy.
£5.99

MARGINAL - Ranunculus flammula   1L
MARGINAL - Ranunculus flammula 1L
Lesser spearwort. Lanceolate leaves with branching stems hold a large numbers of little yellow buttercup-type flowers. Ranunculus means 'little frog'. Little maintenance is required. Trim back after flowering to encourage a second flush.
£5.99
MARGINAL - Saururus cernuus   1L
MARGINAL - Saururus cernuus 1L
Lizard's tail. Green lance-shaped leaves with slender nodding solitary spikes of tiny white fragrant flowers. The common name Lizard's tail depicts the shape of its drooping flower. Little maintenance is required. Trim just above the water surface after foliage has died back in Autumn to tidy.
£5.99

MARGINAL - Scirpus tabernaemontani 'Albescens'   1L
MARGINAL - Scirpus tabernaemontani 'Albescens' 1L
Striped bulrush. Tall cylindrical hollow foliage with green and white vertical variegations. Little maintenance is required. Trim just above the water surface after foliage has died back in Autumn to tidy.
£5.99
MARGINAL - Typha gracilis   1L
MARGINAL - Typha gracilis 1L
Medium Bulrush, Medium reedmace. A smaller typha this is excellent for medium and large ponds. It has milk chocolate coloured seed heads.. Attractive seed heads may be left all winter if desired but best cleared if they fall into the water. Cut back foliage before spring growth starts.
£5.99

MARGINAL - Typha latifolia 'Variegata'   1L
MARGINAL - Typha latifolia 'Variegata' 1L
Variegated greater reed mace. Very attractive long green and creamy-white variegated leaves blend with the light brown cigar shaped seed heads. The eye-catching seed heads may be left all winter if desired but best cleared if they fall into the water. Cut back foliage before spring growth starts.
£5.99
OXYGENATING - Ceratophyllum demersum
OXYGENATING - Ceratophyllum demersum
Hornwort. Ceratophyllum is a very good oxygenator and can grow to great depths so is ideal to put in lakes and ponds. It is a free floating plant but weighting helps secure the plant in the required location. Hornwort has foliage that resemble small horns from the Greek "Ceratos" (horn). Best weighted to secure the plant in the required location. Remove excess growth if necessary.
£1.79

OXYGENATING - Fontinalis antipyretica
OXYGENATING - Fontinalis antipyretica
Willow moss. A greyish-green moss with branched stems. It grows all year round in both fast flowing and still water. It is so named because it was used by the Swedes to fill up spaces in their chimneys and walls to exclude air and prevent fire. Can be dropped in the pond as a weighted bunch. This plant can grow in both still and fast flowing water where anchorage is required. This can be achieved...
£1.79
OXYGENATING - Ranunculus aquatilis
OXYGENATING - Ranunculus aquatilis
Water crowsfoot. An excellent oxygenator, it has three leaf forms, two above the surface and one below. It can grow in fast flowing or still water. Its beautiful emerald green leaves can often be seen in fast flowing rivers around the UK. Bunches - Can be dropped in pond as a weighted bunch but it benefits from being planted in soil. Container grown - In fast flowing water ensure it is anchored well,...
£1.79