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  • Posted on: 21/2/2008 20:54
Pond/aquatic plants #1
Would welcome any advice please. Our pond was re-lined/re-done end of November. We did not want to put old plants back in as we had a lot of algae (green and brown) last summer. The newts have arrived back in their dozens - it has always been a great breeding pond, but am worried that there is not enough plant life for their eggs this year. All the suppliers we know of do not sell/stock pond plants until Easter. Does anyone know of a supplier who can provide plants now? Many thanks.
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Re: Pond/aquatic plants #2
I think they all tend to say stocked only April to September.

Do newts need floating plants for eggs? If so you could always buy a load of elodea?
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Re: Pond/aquatic plants #3
Would plastic plants be ok???
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Re: Pond/aquatic plants #4
newts will happily use elodea to wrap egg chains around, throw in a load of bunches of this in (the "tropical" one in tanks does just as well, if not better, in ponds IME
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Re: Pond/aquatic plants #5
Thank you, will try elodea - will have to look it up to see what it is! I believe they need to be able to wrap a leaf round the egg. Regards.
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Re: Pond/aquatic plants #6
they lay chains of eggs in a thick jelly around the stems of bushy plants

order a load of it from hear will be fast delivery and chuck it in they will love it

and its cheap

http://www.plantsalive.co.uk/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=497
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Re: Pond/aquatic plants #7
Many thanks for the info. Have just ordered loads (we also have a small pond as well as the larger one and we've got various barrels and tubs) so looking forward to receiving plants soon. Regards