and water gardening
NB: Equipment such as pumps, filters, pond liners, preformed ponds, waterfalls, fountains etc are covered on the Water Features page.
This page will cover water plants, marginal pond plants and products such as specialised planting pots and baskets for aquatic plants, fertilisers and water treatments (e.g to control algae, mosquitoes or pH of water).
Natural cleansers inspire lake restoration
Floating islands formed from recycled plastic and planted with papyrus are being deployed to clean the waters of Lake Naivasha, Kenya. Papyrus once grew naturally around the lake, but has been lost to human settlement and the actions of livestock. The artificial islands will be anchored in the Malewa River to catch silt before it enters the lake. The plants should also support a variety of wildlife both above and below the waterline. The region's booming commercial cut flower industry is helping to fund such initiatives. Source: Novel plastic-and-papyrus restoration project (September 2012)
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Where to buy water plants or accessories
The following advertisers may include online suppliers. For the most up-to-date information on plants in stock, opening hours, prices etc, be sure to visit the seller's website or contact the business directly.
161 Beaudesert-Nerang Road
Nerang, Qld. 4211
Ph: 07 5578 2676
Open 9-5 Mon-Sat and 9-4 Sun
Add a touch of class to your garden with garden features and plants from Sophia's Garden.|
Creating a Mediterranean, gothic, cottage or formal European garden? A huge variety of beautiful garden ornaments is available in classic styles. Range includes gazebos, arches, fountains, pots, urns, planters, gargoyles, garden seats, statues & pedestals, lions and monumental cast iron urns.
Sophia's Garden are water plant specialists, supplying oxygenators, surface plants, marginals, reeds and irises, plus water lillies in many gorgeous colours. A colourful range of quality plants and topiaries for the rest of the garden also available.
Garden designs and in-home consultations can be arranged. See some examples of our imported and Australian made garden art at the WEBSITE.
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Water Features Online has water feature ideas
for everyone, from large fish ponds to contemporary designer styles. Hundreds of FREE articles are available on topics from Algae to Pond Safety, and DIY Projects from Constructing a Small Stream to How Create a Millstone.|
The online shop has a huge catalogue of products including Pumps, Filters, Waterfalls, Pond Treatments, Books
and much, much more, all sold below normal retail prices. Visit the Water Features Online WEBSITE now.
For more hardware such as pumps, hoses, filters, prefabricated ponds, pond liners, fountains, waterfalls etc go to the Water Features page.
If you have a nursery operation selling aquatic plants or bog plants suitable for pools, ponds, barrels, dams, bog gardens etc in Qld, and you're either located in Queensland or supply plants to this region, please get in touch about listing on this page. These plants include waterlillies and lotus, as well as marginal (bog) plants. Also suppliers of fertilisers, special pots, barley straw, algae control products, mosquito control products etc associated with growing such plants may advertise on this page.