We had a lovely day out on Good Friday looking for plants for my new wildlife pond.
We looked online and found a nursery in Brough, which is in East Yorkshire, called Mires Beck Nursery which specialises in wild flowers so we headed there. Unfortunately, this nursery was closed. It's also closed on Monday. What? The busiest gardening weekend of the year and they are closed on both bank holidays!
Driving through Brough we saw a sign for a water gardening specialist so we decided to call there. It had a great selection of plants and we came away with everything we wanted. The plants we chose are Typha Minima - Mini Bulrush, Mimulus Luteus - Monkey Musk, Caltha Palustris - Marsh Marigold and Oenanthe Japonica Flamingo - Variegated Water Celery.
We also called in at a garden centre called Yorkshire Garden Centre where we bought lots of wild flowers for the rest of the border, more on this later. This garden centre was excellent. The staff were knowledgable and only too happy to help, everything was laid out in order and most important the plants were well looked after. I hate garden centres where the plants have been pushed on a shelf in no apparent order, forgotten about and looking much worse for wear.
I think the shingle which we have added to the rim of the pond sets it off well.