Aquatic planting

The water plants shown in the pictures on this website were supplied and planted by us.

Correct aquatic plant choice is important if a balanced aquatic environment is to be achieved and is based on a number of factors, such as plant growth rates, suitability for their intended location, is it an earth pond or a liner pond, depth and gradient etc.

Aquatic plants fall into five main categories: submerged plants, floating plants eg bogbean, deep water aquatics such as waterlilies, emergent plants such as Iris and reedmace, and bog or moisture-loving plants.

Nymphaea escarboucle

For anything other than a very small pond we build submerged planting beds within the pond to help control the growth of aquatic plants. However, plants will eventually try to grow out of these planting beds so when this begins to happen they should be cut back.

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We are able to supply and plant a range of predominantly native, mature aquatic plants for lake, pond or stream.

Marginal plants are supplied bare root, as individual mature plants equivalent to a 1-litre pot size.

Waterlilies are supplied in 30 litre containers. Every 2 or 3 years waterlilies will need thinning or replanting, as they outgrow their container.

We don't recommend the use of 'oxygenating' plants as they can be very invasive in any pond, but particularly in earth ponds.

Nymphaea gladstoniana.
Typha angustifolia in Winter

We create beautiful natural surroundings that you and your family can enjoy for many years to come. From very large ponds to boardwalks, small garden ponds and swimming ponds, our work covers a broad range of water-based construction and restoration projects.  

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Our work covers a broad range of subjects including pond building, lake construction, pond and lake restoration, pond maintenance, pond repairs, pond decking and other water-based landscaping projects in Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Berkshire, Salisbury, Andover, Winchester and Newbury.