Native Plants

Menyanthes Trifoliata
Bean like foliage on a creeping root stock. Useful to disguise pond edges, pink flower buds open to delicate white stars. Only 9 inches high.
Common Name: Bog Bean
Price: £4.95 ea.
Myosotis Scorpioides
Native. Creeping edge plant, very free flowering with pale blue forget-me-not shaped flowers all summer. Useful companion plant.
Common Name: Water forget-me-not
Price: £4.95 ea.
Nymphpoides Peltata
Water Poppy. Small lily like leaves about an inch in diameter, and brilliant deep yellow buttercup like flowers most of the summer held above the surface. Propagates by surface runners that travel across the pond floor, but is easy to control and is not invasive.
Common Name: Water Fringe
Price: £4.95 ea.
Oxygenating Plant Each
Probably the best of the submerged oxygenators, working through a large temperature range and is available most times of the year. Easy to grow.
Price: £1.50
Phragmites Communis
Strong growing grass with broad glossy leaves. Ideal for large scale filtration beds.
Common Name: Norfolk Reed
Price: £4.95 ea.
Potentilla Palustrus
Unusual slow growing marginal plant with sharply jagged toothed edged leaves. Stem reddish brown, and red-purple flowers.
Common Name: Marsh Cinquefoil
Price: £4.95 ea.
Ranunculus Flammula
Lanceolate leaves with branching stems holding large numbers of buttercup flowers capable of brightening up any unsightly areas in the pond edging.
Common Name: Lesser Spearwort
Price: £4.95 ea.
Scirpus Angustifolium
Native. Very showy grass when flowering in July with a carpet of white fluffy cotton wool buds. Only 12-15 inch high. Keep restricted.
Common Name: Cotton Grass
Price: £4.95 ea.
Scirpus Lacustrus
Dark green rush with clusters of chocolate brown flowers, held on neat erect stems whose structure mixes well with most smaller marginals.
Common Name: Club Rush
Price: £4.95 ea.
Sparganium Erectum
A quick growing native rush with broad fleshy stalks that produce large burr seed heads in late summer.
Common Name: Burr Reed
Price: £4.95 ea.
Stachys Palustris
A free flowering plant with spikes of bright purple flowers all summer. Good for bumble bees.
Common Name: Marsh woundwort
Price: £4.95 ea.
Typha Latifolia
Native. The common Bulrush looks very dramatic in a large water garden display. Keep restricted in a small pond. The large variety growing sometimes, 5 feet or more, in height.
Common Name: Reed Mace
Price: £4.95 ea.
Veronica Beccabunga
Native. Creeping dark foliage never higher than 4-5 inches produces clusters of small blue flowers all summer.
Common Name: Brooklime
Price: £4.95 ea.
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