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How to re-pot your pond plants

Blog post written by Gary | 09 September 2012 | Category: Ponds

Hopefully your pond plants will have kept healthy and grown vigorously over the summer. The only problem is that they might have outgrown their pots. If so, this is a good time of year to pull them out of the pond and re-pot them to give them the best chance of flourishing. Here's our quick guide on what you need to do as well as the equipment you will need to do this.


1. Firstly, carefully lift the plants out of the pond being careful not to let any of the soil fall into the water. Gently knock out the pot with all of the surrounding soil. You will need to get a larger pot or plant basket. These come in a wide range of shapes and sizes.
2. Place a hessian square in the bottom of the basket. We stock hessian that cut easily be cut to size.


3. Add some aquatic soil to the pot. Aquatic soil is specially formulated for use in ponds. You shouldn't use ordinary garden compost.
4. Then put the plant and its surrounding soil into the basket adding more aquatic soil around the plant as necessary. When you have compacted the soil around your plant, cover with a layer of pea gravel. This helps to keep the soil from spilling over into the pond as well as preventing wildlife from uprooting your valuable plants.


5. Finally use an aquatic feed to give your plant the nourishment it needs to flourish and grow.

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