Some marginal plants thrive in very shallow mud, these plants are true aquatic pond plants but able to adapt to bog-garden conditions, they are therefore very suitable for growing where land meets water.
Most of the pond plants in this category are sold in 1 litre, 9 cm and 7 cm solid black pots, certain plants in this category are faster growing so are sold barerooted
Please see our accessories categories in the left hand menu for aquatic planting accessories, aquatic soils and algae treatments
Aquatic plants and Water Lilies are heavy feeders so dont forget to add plant food to your shopping basket.
some of our marginal plants are available in large quantities at special discounted rates, please see our trade discounts category in the left hand menu.
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The Three-Spined Fresh-water Stickleback If anyone reading this article went pond dipping as a child, you will most likely remember catching Sticklebacks. Also known by their Latin name Gasterosteus Aculaeatus, these small fish grow to 3-4 cm … Continue reading (Sun, 03 Mar 2019 08:34:45 +0000)
Water Lilies and Iris Louisiana for Early Spring Planting In Your Pond Spring is the ideal time to plant Water Lilies and Iris Louisiana. Both these wonderful pond plants come in all colours of the rainbow and are sold as … Continue reading (Sat, 23 Feb 2019 09:08:02 +0000)
Now is the time to plant Caltha Palustris (marsh marigolds) in your pond Late winter/early spring is the ideal time to add Caltha Palustris (Marsh Marigolds) to your pond. They are the first marginal pond plants to flower and you … Continue reading (Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:12:20 +0000)
Clean Your Pond Out In February Most of us would still consider February as winter however, in certain parts of the UK like the west counties of Devon and Cornwall, spring usually arrives earlier than the southern counties … Continue reading (Sun, 10 Feb 2019 10:25:21 +0000)
Pond Plants or Water Garden Plants (What Is the Difference)? This may well be one of the shortest articles I have ever written, but the two headings could cause a little confusion, so I need to explain. Pond … Continue reading (Thu, 31 Jan 2019 10:53:35 +0000)
The History of Lilies Water Gardens All journeys have a beginning and an end but, I can only write up to this present day as the future of Lilies Water Gardens is yet to be told. I take a lot … Continue reading (Thu, 31 Jan 2019 09:51:19 +0000)
Bare-Rooted Water Lilies Hardy Water Lilies grow and spread from tubers and rhizomes. These soft woody root stocks are designed by nature to store essential nutrients and in late summer and early Autumn, the stems, blooms and Water Lily … Continue reading (Mon, 07 Jan 2019 10:43:09 +0000)
The Demoiselle, Natures Fresh Water Wonder Introduction My first sighting of a Demoiselle (from the Dragonfly family), was in North Devon whilst walking up a woodland stream. Female Demoiselle are brown in color and not as easy to spot but the … Continue reading (Mon, 07 Jan 2019 10:30:30 +0000)
Baldellia Ranunculoides (Lesser Water Plantain) Lesser Water Plantain is a British, shallow marginal plant that grows in still fresh water at the side of very gentle free flowing water. It has a creeping habit and produces a very pretty airy … Continue reading (Mon, 17 Dec 2018 09:47:20 +0000)
Re-Potting Marginal Pond Plants There are two types of marginal plants, shallow marginal plants and deep water marginal plants. Shallow marginal plants grow literally at the water edge and require no more than 4 cm of water depth. The … Continue reading