I am David Kerr and I have been a keen gardener and plantsman all my life. I have been growing and selling aquatic plants for over 30 years and have also previously owned a trout farm for 15 years where I sold rainbow and brown trout together with koi carp and other ornamental fish, coarse fish and trout. I specialise in growing plants for ponds, watersides and other damp places and my main interest is in propagation. My deputy manager Ruth was previously a chartered landscape architect for many years, and is even better than me at visualising pond plans and layouts.
By purchasing plants from us you will get well grown, generously sized plants that will establish quickly. We pride ourselves on our service and believe that you won’t find better. There is simply no comparison with the sort of plants you will get from the likes of eBay and our prices are very competitive. Please have a look at our customer reviews, which speak for themselves.
We have previously accepted visits by appointment only but will not be open for visits in 2021, sorry. The mail order business has grown exponentially and I’m afraid we just don’t have time to entertain visitors. Orders this year are mail order only.
Plants not listed, or listed as out of stock, may still be available in small numbers – please enquire.
Unless stated, bare root plants will be of a size you would expect to find in a 1 litre pot. A 1 litre pot is 10cm x 10cm x 10cm. Please note that most plants are not actually grown here in pots but in large shallow beds or ponds, they are harvested from here as required, so a section this size centred on a growing point is dug up to be prepared for posting. They are then washed to remove soil and weeds and reduce weight for packing. Later in the season, as they grow, leaves and flowering stems have to be trimmed back as many plants are tall. If you wish the plants to be sent untrimmed I can generally do this at an additional postage cost, but it is impractical to send full height plants over 80cm. It’s much better for the plants’ establishment success if they are trimmed. Please note that mat forming plants like Anagallis, Baldellia, Myosotis and Veronica do not look much once root washed as there is very little root and the plant itself is small. These are generally fast growing plants and will soon be away once planted.
For a detailed description of the various plant formats please see the Ordering and Delivery Information page.