Do you own a pond and want to
Be Plant Wise?
Ponds can turn a garden from good to great. They create a wonderful feature to be enjoyed all year round and
are often a haven for wildlife. However, if they are not cared for properly some common pond plants can take
over your pond. They can also become established in the wild, where they can smother our native plants, clog
our waterways, exacerbate flooding and remove oxygen from the water which can harm fish.
This website gives you more information about some of the most invasive species threatening our environment.
It also tells you how to dispose of unwanted plants properly and how to get the best out of your pond.
By following three simple steps we can all help the environment and reduce costs.
Information on five of the key invasive aquatic plants
Guidance about how to find alternative plants for your pond
Links to aquatic plant identification sheets
Click here to go to the know what you grow pages
What to do if you have an invasive plant you want to remove from your pond
Tips for dealing with some of the worst species
How to dispose of your pond plants
How to look after your pond
Further advice on the management of your pond plants
Further advice on composting and green waste
Click here to go to the compost with care pages
Why is the issue important?
Link to websites where you can find out how you can help in your area
Click here to go to the stop the spread pages