Information for Pond Plants
recommend that your plants are planted immediately for best results.
not let the plants dry out - keep them moist. If they can't be planted
immediately, keep the plants in a sheltered, cool location preferably in
light shade to await planting.
bog garden plug plants should be treated the same as any ordinary garden
plug plants but keep the soil much more wet.
well before planting.
foliage may be trimmed.
plug plant gently out of packaging by holding the leaves.
planting hole should be the same shape and size as the plug, i.e. an
to keep the soil loose around the sides of the planting hole to make
it easier for the roots to grow into the surrounding soil.
plants can be planted into cultivated soil or into established
planting into existing grass, the grass should be mown down to 5 cm
(2"), the clippings removed and the thatch scarified
& Floating Plants:
Floating Plants, such as Water Soldiers & Frog Bit, all you need to
do is drop it in your pond - it does not need to be potted up. Deep
Water Oxygenators, such as Hornwort, can be submerged by using lead or
stone weights. Shallower Marginal Oxygenators, such as Water Starwort
& Marsh Pennywort, should be potted up into aquatic baskets as
& Deep Water Plants:
Water Plants (eg Lily, Brandy Bottle) & Marginal Plants (eg
Pennyroyal, Water Mint, Brooklime etc), will need to be planted
into the soil at the bottom of the pond or into a marginal planting
bag/basket. If using a plastic pond basket, line it with hessian before
filling with aquatic soil. If using a pond planting bag, simply fill
with aquatic soil. Submerge in a bucket to remove any loose particles of
soil and ensure that the soil is well soaked. When planting, ensure that
the plant is well firmed down and then place some shingle on the surface
to prevent the plant from becoming dislodged. Place in the pond at the appropriate
depth (specified on the label of each plant and on the Pond Plant pages
of our website).
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