Aquatic Plants

blackburn house koi aquatic plantsIf you are building a pond, and want a stunning finish, then we are only two happy to supply you with the best aquatic plants available,
We will be keeping a large range of aquatic plants from  marginal to Water Lilies and many rare plants,
We sell marginal plants in 9cm pots (sold in trays of 8), 1 litre pots (sold in trays of 6) and 3 litre and 5 litre plants are sold individually. Our stunning 3 litre marginal plants in stylish hexagonal pots with an easy to carry handle are driving garden centre retail customers to pay the extra and purchase a larger plant size. The three and five litre plants are excellent for landscape designers and architects wanting to create an instant effect and beautiful finish to their project.
We stock a varieties of nymphaea, nearly all these varieties are available in 3, 10 and 30 litre pots sizes. The 3 litre size is ideal for Garden ponds, whereas often landscapers will choose the larger sizes.

Please note, lilies like full sun and still water, do not place them near a fountain or where water can splash on the leaves.
Nymphaea alba, often called “White lily” is the only lily native to the UK.
Deep water aquatics are an alternative to lilies, more tolerant to shade. Nymphoides and Aponogeton are excellent for a small pond or addition to a large lake. Aponogeton is prolific flowering very early and late in the year, usually flowering as early as March and as late as December with scented white flowers. The sizes available depend on the plant variety.
Oxygenating plants are often referred to as the most essential ingredients to a pond. They photosynthesise under water creating oxygen, which then dissolves into the water. This is not only essential to all animal life, but also for bacteria which help keep the water clear.

Many oxygenating plants have two forms of foliage; submerse (foliage below the water) and emerse (foliage above the water) and they can look very different.
Oxygenating plants are sold in two forms, either as bunches with a weight which can be placed straight into the water or potted first before being placed on the deeper shelved areas of a pond. Potting gives the plant access to nutrients which improves growth. These varieties are shown on page 12 of the catalogue. Of our oxygenating bunches, twelve are native, one (Elodia canadensis) is naturalised and only two are non native to the UK.

Container oxygenating plants usually prefer being placed on a ledge but some varieties can be placed deeper. These are in the Marginal section of the catalogue and denoted by a green O. They are sold in 9cm, 1 litre and 2 litre pots, with some also being available in 3 and 5 litre pots.
Floating plants provide shelter for fish and other animals. They also help reduce algae by reducing the light in the pond and absorbing nitrates. We recommend a third of the surface of the pond should be covered by floating plants.
We sell seven varieties of floating plant, two are native to the UK. In 2010 we started stocking the hardy strain of Trappa natans native to Europe, although they require a good summer to over-winter. Please ask for details. They are sold loose or in carry away tubs.