Planting your pond

You've built your fabulous pond. You've upgraded your garden. Now, what's next? It is time to decorate and fill your pond with plants! Trowbridge Garden Centre has summarised some valuable tips drawn up by pond experts to help you bring your pond to life. Planting your pond may seem overwhelming at first. So many options; but only one pond. But no worries; Trowbridge Garden Centre has drawn up a list including three of the most populair plants for your pond. If you need more information about planting your pond, come visit Trowbridge Garden Centre and our experts will give you all the information you need! 

The different types of pond plants

Pond plants do not only look beautiful, but they bring along a number of advantages: pond plants are easy to maintain as there is little to no watering needed. flourishing pond plants add a bit of extra flair and colour to your pond. In order for your pond to thrive, creating a well-working natural ecosystem is a must. To achieve this, you have the option to choose from a number of differentiating plant types; all of which are available at Trowbridge Garden Center.

  • Oxygenators: Firstly, oxygenators grow under the surface of the water and release oxygen into the pond, creating a great foundation. Not only for your fish, but all other wildlife enjoying the pond in your garden. 
  • Floating plants: Floating plants are a great solution to prevent algae from ruining your pond. In addition, these particular plants cover up to a third of the pond's surface, offering shelter to wildlife frolicking around your pond. 
  • Marginal plants: Want to provide your wildlife with exceptional habitats? Marginal plants are the solution. Marginal plants grow in shallow water, adding beautiful greens to the edges of your pond. 
  • Deep water plants: Last but definitely not least, deep water plants grow from the bottom of your pond. These deep water plants include some of our personal favourites, so do not hesitate to have a peak down below to see our three favourite plants!


Top three best pond plants

Now, learning about all of these different types of pond plants may be overwhelming. To make the decision easier for you, we have drawn up a list of the best pond plants to decorate your pond.

  • Buttercup-like water crowfoot (Ranunculus aquatilis): This oxygenating plant is not only great for wildlife, but also a feast for the eye. Its butter-cup like flowers will bring your pond to the next level. 
  • Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes): These floating water plants are some of the showiest. Beautiful and easy to grow, the Water Hyacinths are a no-brainer for your garden pond. 
  • White-flowered arrowroot (Sagittaria sagittifolia): Shaped like an arrow, the White-flowered Arrowroot are a great addition to your collection of pond plants. These white flowers with purple centers grow best in moist locations. 


Where can I buy pond plants near me?

If you are looking to purchase plants to add to your pond and live near Trowbridge - Wiltshire. Come and visit Trowbridge Garden Centre for the most beautiful plants for your pond. Please ask the staff in our garden centre for more information and advice about plants in your pond.

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