Ordering Advice

To place an order you simply need to click on the plant you are interested in; this will open up a new page giving much more detail including size and number options together with prices. The default position is that the option is available unless shown as out of stock. Select the combination you require and click the Add to Basket button. 

When you have added all the required items, check your basket, amend if necessary and proceed through the payment process. As of January 2022 there is a minimum order value of £20.00. Once the order has been confirmed and paid it is not possible to change it. If you have made a major mistake then please let us know immediately and we will do our best to rectify it.

Plant size and format descriptions

(all plants come with labels)
This is our speciality and is by far the best value format. These plants cost typically about half as much as the potted equivalent, and since potted plants still need to be knocked out of their pots and repotted into bigger ones, it really makes no sense to spend twice as much on them. It comprises a plant of an equivalent size to that you would plant in a P9 to 1 litre size pot, which is a mature plant which can be expected to flower the same year if ordered at least a month before its normal flowering period. The actual physical size will vary greatly according to the species and the time of year, some plants are tiny (e.g. Anagallis and Baldellia), and others much larger, like reed mace and irises. I recommend that they are potted into a minimum of a 2 litre mesh pot; even larger for taller plants. Baskets for bare root plants need to be purchased separately; see Baskets and Sundries. Bare Root water lilies are sold as equivalent to that planted in a 3 litre pot unless otherwise stated and should be planted in a 3 litre or larger pot. Some lilies are offered in smaller sizes and this is self explanatory.

These comprise typically 8-10 strands held together with a small lead weight strip, ready for potting or placing directly in the pond. Some oxygenators, eg  Ranunculus hederaceus, are supplied loose, as they are too short to bunch. At certain times of year when some oxygenators are brittle they will be supplied loose and not bunched.

Floating plants like frogbit are sold as portions; early in the season frogbit plants are tiny and portions will seem small. Later on, once they get going, portion sizes will look more generous. All floating plants take up nutrients and provide surface cover, helping with the battle against algae, however please note that a single frogbit plant bought in June will not solve your algae problem on its own!

These are plants rooted and established in a solid black 9x9x9cm pot with label. This is a starter size pot and they will typically need to be immediately potted on into larger mesh pots, unless being planted direct into soil or gravel. I recommend using at least a 2 litre sized pot in most cases and generally prefer 5 litre pots to give stability and sufficient nutrients for a fast growing healthy plant.
These are even more substantial plants rooted into a one litre square mesh pot with label. They can often remain in these pots for the current season but will need to be potted on and/or divided the following year. Taller and bulkier varieties eg Lythrum and Pontederia will benefit from being potted on immediately into bigger pots for growth and stability.
These are delivered in 3 litre pots with a handle and label, and can be simply lowered into the depth appropriate to the variety. They are mature, rooted, flowering sized plants and will flower the same season, provided that summer is not already over! (Lilies in smaller sizes such as 1 litre may take one or more further seasons of growth before flowering).

Further information coming soon…

Some plants are available in sizes other than standard, e.g. 2 litre pots or 3 litre pots. Moisture loving plants will be rooted in black solid pots of the size described. Marginal plants will be rooted in black mesh pots of the size described. Both options will be cut back for boxing and shipment if the plants are tall, new growth will soon be produced.

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Customer Reviews

What Our Customers Say

Mrs RC 22.05.19

Dear David,

This is just to let you know that my order arrived yesterday and I planted them out immediately. I was very impressed with the quality of the plants and the careful way they were packed. Overall the prompt turnaround with my order and the quality of my plants definitely exceeded my expectations.

This is my first attempt at water gardening, so I’m very much looking forward to seeing the plants become established.

Mr P E 26th April 2020

Many thanks for the plants which arrived promptly. We were very pleased with them indeed and felt you had been generous in selecting specimens with good growth of roots. We planted them right away, and are watching them bed themselves in and start to stand upright. We will be placing another order when I have had time to dig out the other half of our completely overgrown water garden.
Kind regards

Mrs EL 02.03.19

Dear David,
Thank you for your email. All the plants arrived very well packed and all look healthy.

Mrs EM 05.04.19

Dear Mr Kerr
Thank you, our plants arrived today and look in fine condition and we are very pleased with the selection. Your website is most informative, and I hope we can keep in touch if we have any problems or send you photos of our success!
Thank you again for your excellent service.

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