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Coir mats and plants for ponds
These 5cm thick coir mats and plants are wonderful for covering the unsightly edges of pond liners and kick starting a wildlife pond. They can be either just laid along the pond edge or pegged.
We sell one or more unplanted 2mX0.5m mats with plants separately for you to plant. These are the mats you can buy online here. They come with an instruction leaflet. PLEASE NOTE that these plants are much smaller than the established plants in the mats shown in the photos, so we supply 20 per mat. Please contact us for details and pricing of preplanted mats.
If you're installing the mats on a butyl liner leave 50% to 100% of the mats at or below water level - if there are sections out of the water and there is no rain for several weeks please keep an eye on them and water if necessary! As you can see from the photos, used on soil they need much less contact with the water as the plants will root into the wet soil of the bank.
Water will travel through the coir, which is why we don't recommend using them around the whole of your pond's circumference if it's under around 12m. Over time they just biodegrade, leaving the plants.
The coir is imported from a Sri Lankan village wiped out by the 2004 Tsunami. It's imported into the UK as highly compressed organic coir fibre, a by-product from coconut production. Our suppliers here process it into rolls and mats. The coir fibre degrades slowly, over 10 years, so ideal for plants to establish in. It's inert and pH neutral, and there's no plastic netting or anything else included. Just coir.
Each mat comes with a mix of non-invasive native plants selected from: Carex acutiformis (Lesser Pond Sedge), Juncus effusus (Soft Rush), Lythrum salicaria (Purple Loosestrife), Myosotis scorpioides (Water Forget Me Not), Ranunculus flammula (Lesser Spearwort), Iris pseudacorus (Yellow Flag Iris), Caltha palustris (Marsh Marigold) , Alisma plantago-aquatica (Water Plantain) and Mentha aquatica (Water mint). All the plants in our coir mats are grown in the UK from UK stock.
Supplier: Gower Wildflowers