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Pre-planted coir rolls for ponds
Preplanted coir rolls in a London canal
Coir rolls
Coir rolls in domestic pond

Pre-planted coir rolls for ponds

These coir rolls are pre-planted with a mix of native pond plants, which are well established when delivered. They cover unsightly liners and remove the need for plastic baskets. They can also stabilise riverbanks and pond edges. The picture here shows a roll before planting and one after it has become established on site. See below for details.

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Pre-planted coir rolls for ponds

These 3m long rolls are preplanted with a mix of 30 non-invasive and attractive native pond plants. They were originally used for riverbank restoration schemes, but we think they're brilliant for ponds. If you have a pond with a liner of some kind you have a problem - no growing medium for plants. These coir rolls will sit on a ledge down to around 30-40cm underwater, or be anchored on a sloping bank, and gradually rot away. We can provide sweet chestnut stakes or pegs on request.

The rolls come preplanted with a mix of well established British native plants at 10 plants per metre. This will give your pond the appearance of being instantly mature. Our standard mix is Carex acutiformis (Lesser Pond Sedge) Juncus effusus (Soft Rush) Lythrum salicaria (Purple Loosestrife) Iris pseudacorus (Yellow Flag Iris) Phalaris arundinacea (Reed Canary Grass). This is what you can see in the established roll pictured. We can also supply bespoke mixes on request. All the plants in our coir rolls are grown in the UK from UK stock. Here they are in the nursery!

The coir is sourced from a village in Sri Lanka, badly affected by the 2004 Tsunami. It arrives in the UK as highly compressed organic coir fibre, a waste product from coconut production. It's processed by our suppliers here into rolls and mats. The coir fibre take 5 - 10 years to degrade, so perfect for plants to establish in. It's pH neutral and completely inert. The coir is kept in shape inside a polypropylene net - we're working with the nursery to develop a fully biodegradable version.

We have a video on YouTube of Gardener's Question Time's Matthew Wilson using them on a project with one of our partners in Yorkshire. As featured in The Garden magazine.

Pre-planted coir rolls for rivers

The rolls were originally designed for river schemes rather than ponds. If that's what you're thinking of using them for you will most likely also need fixings. We sell Sweet chestnut stakes from 60cm long, which the nursery recommend using at 9 per roll (6 riverside, 3 bankside). Secure the rolls by tying them together - we can also sell you twine. 


Please contact us if you are interested in our coir rolls as prices will vary and we quote on a job by job basis. Prices for smaller lengths of rolls are £33.75 per linear metre (excluding VAT) for a single 3m roll of a standard mix, plus delivery by pallet. I'm afraid we can't deliver to Northern Ireland.


Supplier: Gower Wildflowers