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Best time to buy pond plants?

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I have my eye on some pond plants which i think will help the newts which are in my pond, i am ready to get them now but i wonder if i should wait until more into the spring however the prices could go up by then.
If i get them now can i just put them straight into the pond, One is an oxygenator with weights attached and a couple of marginal plants.
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  • twopenny
    twopenny Posts: 5,781 Forumite
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    edited 18 February 2022 at 5:33PM
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    I'd get them now. Stuff has a way of going out of stock these days.
    Also they return to the pond to breed shortly. Unless you are right up north.
    It would give them the cover they like 

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  • conradmum
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    Frank99 said:
    I have my eye on some pond plants which i think will help the newts which are in my pond, i am ready to get them now but i wonder if i should wait until more into the spring however the prices could go up by then.
    If i get them now can i just put them straight into the pond, One is an oxygenator with weights attached and a couple of marginal plants.
    I bought some shelf plants just the other day. There's very little growth on pond plants at the moment but don't let that put you off. Buying them now gives them time to settle into their new position before growth begins in spring. And, as twopenny points out, garden plants have been selling like hotcakes during the pandemic and yours might go out of stock if you delay. 
  • MichaelDH
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    Our established pond plants are all starting to wake up again, so now would be an ideal time for adding new plants to your pond.
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