Marginal Pond Plant Grow Bags


A big thank you to the Colchester Local Group of the Essex Wildlife Trust. Last Monday (when the sun shone!) we spent a lovely day making ‘grow bags’ for native marginal pond plants. These are for one of the ghost ponds in the Outback so we can compare the development of this pond against the two others which will be allowed to develop pond side marginals naturally.

  • We used coir netting from Coir Products, cut into 2m lengths, folded it over and tied up two sides.
  • These were stuffed with straw and the third side was sown up.
  • We then added soil from the farm and sowed with a marginal pond mix from Moles Seeds.
  • They are now in my flower farm nursery area protected from the rabbits, to germinate and grow on.