Any suggestions please? Which are the best companies to use and who in your opinion should I steer clear of.
Have used Paul Bloomfield Aquatics and lilies water gardens and found service and plants first class from both
Google Puddleplants. They're brilliant!
Waterside nursery for me too. I was very impressed by the service, information and quality of plants when I stocked a new pond earlier this year.
I had already looked at Waterside and liked their presentation and attention to detail. I have contacted them regards sending to Channel Isles/delivery costs - waiting for their reply. I will take a look at others mentioned and thanks for recommendations.
Puddleplants do look good Dovefromabove but alas they don't ship to the Channel Islands - pity.
What is it you're looking for G?
Starting with a new pond - (hasn't been dug yet) but I wanted to investigate what is available out there and which companies ship to the Channel Islands Clarington. The Waterside Nursery seemed to imply that they would dispatch plants at any time of year apart from completely freezing weather. Otherwise I will have to wait until April/May when our local GC starts to sell their aquatic plants. By that time I would imagine that the pond water will be very green. What to do?
Thanks for asking this question GD2. Was about to ask for recommendations too. ☺️
I ask because most of my pond plants are all going over now. The lilly has well and truly bunkered down for winter and has disappeared entirely. The only plant in my pond that looks full of life is my fire optic pond ever green.
If you order and receive plants now ask what they'll actually look like / in what state they'll be in for planting. You might be better off holding the pond project til spring.