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purplejulespurplejules Posts: 11
Hi all. I'm wanting some advise on how many oxygenators I need for my new pond. I've looked online at various sites and some suggest 3 "bunches" per m2 however there doesn't seem to be a definition of "bunch" with some sites selling bunches of 5-6 plants.  The pond is a 3m x 3m circle. Thanks

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,557
    Your pond is about 7 sq metres so about 20 bunches dropped in should do it.
    The plants often come as a small bunch sometimes with a weight at the bottom if needed.
    In the right conditions a small bunch of some pond plants could turn into bucketfuls in a couple of months, so don't worry that they are small.

    It will take at least 1 season for your pond to start to mature, so be prepared for green water and algae. But lots of plants will help keep that at bay.

    I've often bought from Puddle Plants and found them very good (and generously bunched!)

    And welcome to the forum :)
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  • purplejulespurplejules Posts: 11
    Thanks for your reply Pete. You've confirmed what I thought. I've never made a pond before and it seemed like a lot of plants! The pond was dug last autumn and left over winter. The water is a little greenish and I've just started to put plants in. Very excited to see our first newt this week. 
  • dappledshadedappledshade Top of the Hill, North London Posts: 926
    Tip: get a bamboo stick and tweak out any pond weed (like blanketweed) before your out in your new plants, so they don’t get smothered by any weed before they get the chance to spread out.
  • Thanks for your tip dappleshade. Apologies for the late reply. The pond
    is planted up and we have three newts and a host of insects and other wrigglies in the water. Dragonflies have started to visit as well. Amazing how they all turn up! 


    dappledshade said:
    Tip: get a bamboo stick and tweak out any pond weed (like blanketweed) before your out in your new plants, so they don’t get smothered by any weed before they get the chance to spread out.

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