Waterlilies

This single group of plants has more to do with the following than any other pond plant:

  • The overall visual impact of your garden
  • The chemistry of a healthy clear water environment
  • The general health and well being of the animals living in the water

Visually I think that the sight of a healthy, mature, flowering water lily plant in full summer growth has very little to equal it, though I may be biased.

Chemically, any pond requires the removal of a lot of surplus nitrate which comes from fish waste, etc. This, a healthy water lily will do in abundance, purifying the water which in turn helps control the unsightly green water algae.

Fish have, as an added bonus, the security of the shade produced by the lily pads, thus reducing their stress and improving their general health. Furthermore by blocking the summer sun you reduce the visibility for predators like herons.

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Nymphaea Pygmaea Alba
Small. Miniature leaves only 1-2 inches in diameter. Clear white blooms of about the same size. A perfect replica of their larger relatives
Colour: White
Price: £23.50 ea.
Nymphaea Pygmaea Helvola
A true miniature lily. Foliage barely an inch in diameter and rather arrow shaped. Delicate free flowering blooms a gorgeous shade of pale sulphur yellow
Colour: Yellow
Price: £23.50 ea.
Nymphaea Pygmaea Rubra
A wonderful little lily ideal for a tub or shallow pool. Pinkish red flowers some 2-2 1/2 inches in size. Leaves dark green with purple blotches .
Colour: Red
Price: £23.50 ea.
Nymphaea Red Spider
Scarlet flowers with crinkled petals. A slight fragrance. Heavily flecked leaves.
Colour: Red
Price: £10.00 ea.
Nymphaea Rene Gerard
Blooms rose red, heavily flecked, semi cup shaped, free flowering. Generally late in the season but useful late colour.
Colour: Red
Price: £23.50 ea.
Nymphaea Rose Magnolia
Shell pink flowers, slight fragrance, ideal lily for the larger pond.
Colour: Pink
Price: £23.50 ea.
Nymphaea Texas Dawn
Highly recommended for any reasonably sized pond, Flowers rich yellow with the outer petals flushed pink. Very free flowering and fragrant.
Colour: Yellow
Price: £23.50 ea.
Nymphaea Yellow Princess
A free flowering lily, inner petals are a rich yellow, outer petals light yellow. Good for any size of pool, and lightly fragrant.
Colour: Yellow
Price: £23.50 ea.
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Hinton Parva, Swindon, Wiltshire. SN4 0DH
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