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Plants for ponds

Hi everyone, this is my first post so bear with me, please.

As I moved recently to a house with a garden area just with weeds, I decided to create my first garden from scratch, dedicated to wildlife, and I want to build a pond.

Unfortunately, I cannot find aquatic plants anywhere, and I even asked at the local freegle and freecycle if anyone had them.

No such luck, and I cannot find a reliable place to buy them online.

Can anyone advise me where could I buy online some plants to ad a pond to my garden, please?

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  • WateryWatery Posts: 388

     I;ve used them and was quite happy.  Also a place  called Waterside Nursery I haven't used and someone was saying one of the wildflower sites also does them.

  • Thank you Watery, I will take a look right now image

  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,275

    Yep as Watery says puddleplants is a great site image

    Also if you want native water plants try 

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 21,144

    I got mine from ebay, all guaranteed by the site, but I have never been let down.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • darren636darren636 Posts: 666

    Smaller plants that will establish nicely.

    Local maidenhead aquatics.

    Bigger plants at higher prices. But will flower this year.
  • Thank you all, you really helped me image

  • janebaljanebal Posts: 130

    Got a lovely white blooming caltha from Puddleplants last week (after reading about them on another thread on this site) Caltha are very good for insects. Also got a small red  water lily for small ponds and some white and pink for-get- me not for the tadpoles to hide in - they are certainly gathering all round it's roots. All the plants were in good condition, well wrapped and able to go straight in the pond. I will use them again because their stuff is good quality.

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