Marginals - Good to Know

Will my marginal plants arrive potted?
The 1ltr, 3ltr, 5ltr, 10ltr and 30ltr Marginals arrive pre-planted in a Finofil aquatic basket, potted with aquatic compost and aquatic fertiliser.  

9cm plants need repotting.  They will arrive in solid pots and therefore will need repotting into aquatic baskets before placing them in your pond.  Aquatic Baskets and Aquatic soil can be found in our Essentials section.


Will the pots fit on my shelves, what are the dimensions?
9 cm Plants - These plants need repotting.  Purchase 1ltr square pots or above and re-pot them before placing in the pond.  Aquatic Baskets and Aquatic soil can be found in our Essentials section.

1 ltr Plants - Finofil 1 ltr square 11cm x 11cm x 11cm high

2ltr Plants - Finofil 2 ltr round 17cm dia x 13cm high

3 ltr Plants - Finofil 3 ltr hexagonal  18cm x 18cm x 16cm high

5 ltr Plants - Finofil hexagonal 3 ltr 18cm x 18cm x 16cm high

10 ltr Plants - Finofil 10ltr Square 29cm x 29cm x 19cm (weight 12 kgs)

30 ltr Plants - Finofil 30ltr Square 40cm x 40cm x 28cm (weight 50 kgs)

For further information on planting your pond - click here 


How deep do I place my marginals?
Depths vary with each variety, this information can be found on the the product page on our website and your plant will be delivered with a care label too.

Depth is measured from the top of the pot to the water's surface.


How many marginals do I need for my pond?
See Planting your Pond for more detailed information.  When planting your pond make sure you leave space between varieties to stop the dominate variety taking over.
5 x 1ltr per linear metre or 7 per square metre
3 x 3ltr per linear metre or 5 per square metre 


Do I need to line my basket with hessian?
No, Finofil baskets have been designed to have a very fine mesh structure to stop soil loss, if you want to add to this with liners it will not cause any harm to the plants.


What are your planting baskets made from?
Finofil aquatic baskets are made from 100% recycled plastic and manufactured in the UK.  They can be recycled at your local recycling centre or any kerb side recycling that collects black plastic.  Plant labels are recyclable.


Will carp and ducks eat my plants?
Yes!  Koi and other varieties of carp find all pond plants very tasty - so we cannot recommend any plants for your pond unless they can be protected by some form of barrier.

Goldfish will nibble at oxygenators and softer leaved plants in your pond.  They are omnivores so will also eat larvae, insects and tadpoles.

Wildfowl will also eat plants, we suggest buying more mature plants with established root systems and protecting the roots/rhizomes as best as you can to prevent damage from eating and nesting.