If you want water soldiers I would give Grosvenor Tropicals in Belfast a ring, I dont know if the do mail order but 2 years ago they were selling home grown 1ft dia soldiers for £3 or £4. Last year I was late and they only had 6"-8"ers left. I can see a couple of the biggies coming up in the fish pond.
Talking of water soldiers the one i bought last year split into two over winter and when i re did pond noticed that it has flower stalks on it.
Glovers in Stoke had only one oxygenator in! is there a pond plant crises me thinks!!
Owner of 10 goldfish, Custard, Speedy, Spot, Natalie, Colonel, Goldy, Bulldog, Blackie and Pete and Sick Note and now five new babies that have bred in the pond,(oh and 1 plastic duck, 1 rubber duck, used to be 2 rubber ducks but the lawn mower at...