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 Alba
Very free flowering pure white lily ideal for the beginner. Most of the colour lilies originated from this beautiful plant. Native.
Colour: White
Price: £23.50 ea.
Nymphaea Albatross
Large white flowers with pointed petals. Free flowering
Colour: White
Price: £23.50 ea.
Nymphaea Gonnere
A classy lily with double white cup shaped flowers 4-6 inches, sometimes flushed pink. Blooms have the unusual habit of staying open late. Ideal for any size pool
Colour: White
Price: £23.50 ea.
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 Tetragon Alba
The Tiniest of all the water lilies and is well suited to a small tub or half barrel. Flowers do not open until late in the morning but they do stay open well into the evening.
Colour: White
Price: £23.50 ea.
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Hinton Parva, Swindon, Wiltshire. SN4 0DH
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