Molluscs

Snails and mussels add another dimension to the pond and create interest. We supply ramshorn snails which are benign, don't eat plants, just graze on algae. If required we do have great pond snails which tend to chew on plants.

Mussels are useful as a natural filter for a pond as they will clear green water. They siphon 10 gallons of water per day which passes through their body straining out the algae which they use as food. But unfortunately they will not clear blanket weed!

 

Catalogue

Anodonta cygnea Swan mussels Native

Planorbis corneus Rams horn snails Native

Unio pictorum Painter's mussles Native

We have closed for the season. But we still have plants for sale, collection by appointment. 

Please find details of how to order on our News Page.

 

 


Plant of the month

Caltha Palustris (Marsh Marigold or King Cup)

 

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