Where to buy Pond Plants

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  1. Sienna's Blossom

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    Does anyone have any recommendations for buying pond plants online please?

    We are in the process of adding a wildlife pond to our garden and will be wanting to plant it up, found quite a few sites online but wasn't sure which to go with.

    Also, what are your favourite pond plants?

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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    Why online, garden centres are now open.:smile:
     
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    Our local garden centre is only allowing two people per household and usually we'd take the children with us, so thought online might save anyone being left out. Although we do have an aquatic place in Bristol so if we don't have any luck on line that will probably be where we end up going.
     
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    Oh OK, but I always prefer to see what I'm buying if I can, too many people have rubbish sent to them online.
     
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      Yes, can definitely be a bit hit and miss, that's why I was hoping for some recommendations before placing an order as I am a bit wary about ordering from somewhere new and then not getting the quality.

      Some of the sites I've seen look like they have a good selection of plants and also the accessories, so can get my baskets and compost etc at the same time.

      The pond liner isn't in yet, but the pond is already filling up with all the rain we've been having.

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        Try Lincolnshire Pond Plants, I've used them and not had any problems. Are you thinking of marginals, oxygenators??
         
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        Thanks @ARMANDII I will have a look. Yes to both, its our first attempt at pond plants. So far I think I want water mint, water forget-me-not, hornwort, and a pygmy lily.
        How does that sound?
         
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          It sounds pretty good to me as any plants in the pond will take unwanted nutrients in the pond water which will help keep it clear. Oxygenating plants really do help with the health of the pond especially where a pond is in the open in full sun. Have a look at their list. There is another company I have used called "Plants for Ponds" who are very good and have an extensive range but they've been affected, Staffwise, due to COVID 19 and are slower in delivery........but still good.
           
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            Perfect, thanks @ARMANDII - I will have a look, and will post some pics once its done.
             
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            We made a wildlife pond nearly three years ago and it really does get better and better. See this thread: We're Making a Wildlife Pond
            As mentioned in my thread the RSPB and Wildlife Trusts have excellent recommendations of plants. Links are in that thread.

            We planted only native plants, apart from a water lily but have natives too.I bought from online places because I couldn’t find what I wanted locally. Devon Pond Plants was good but pricey. This eBay seller is good too with good quality plants at reasonable prices. I’ve ordered twice from him and both times they were very good.
            Various NATIVE BRITISH POND MARGINAL PLANTS water bog aquatic wildlife | eBay
             
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              I have 2 water lilies ordered online many years ago,non invasive and not ebay I hasten to add, and these are very nice indeed Photo if needed. If you order from a well established supplier you will be fine but as mentioned above not all are equal. If you were a bit nearer you could have a root or two.
               
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                Thanks @Redwing sounds good. Love your thread and your (huge!) pond. Ours is so tiny in comparison but hopefully it will still be helpful to wildlife, really excited to see how it turns out and if we manage to attract some frogs etc.

                Thanks @hans that's kind of you. Photo's would be good, its nice to see other people's ponds and plant ideas.
                 
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                  Damp here so water lilies, white with yellow centre and Creamy yellow, are mostly not open and marsh marigolds have finished. But we have loads of newts hence the temporary tadpole home in the foreground. All sorts of creatures come and go. The dragons are hatching out but not seen the adult Green Dragonfly so far.
                   

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                    That looks so lovely and sounds like it's a little haven for wildlife too.
                     
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                      Hope you post some pictures soon.
                       
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