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02/05/2013 at 22:08

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?

02/05/2013 at 22:14

water mint,a lovely plant but can take over.

02/05/2013 at 22:22

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

02/05/2013 at 22:33

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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