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My recently completed pond has a visible pipe at water level, which I would like to hide with a plant growing down from the rocks above it and trailing into the water. Are there plants I should avoid which would be toxic to fish, newts and frogs? Can anyone recommend suitable plants, please?

flowering rose

water mint,a lovely plant but can take over.


Lysimachia nummularia, small, yellow flowers, has a yellow leafed variety as well but i like the green better


Leslie -do you want something beside the water or a marginal? Ferns and marsh marigolds (Caltha palustris) are good at water's edge. I had both at previous pond- a small waterfall which brought the water supply in from a spring had both of those beside it and we had dwarf weeping willows and a cotoneaster above and to the side of it with watermint contained in tyres as marginals.

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