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03/04/2013 at 18:52
03/04/2013 at 19:17

Grasses look nice by ponds, the evergreen type. Ferns and hostas too, if one side is shaded.

Irises look great.

03/04/2013 at 19:20

marginal plants are what you need,I have kingcup marshmarigold,reeds,water iris.watermint,plants that live near edge of ponds .

03/04/2013 at 19:34

Just re-read what you wrote - "Need advice on plants to put at the side of a pond that you can walk on"

The last pond I dug out was edged with a combination of natural planting to soften/ hide the back/sides of the liner and big rocks. But because the pond was cut into the lawn, I saved some of the strips and used these to edge the front. Therefore, I was able to walk right up to the front and used this area for easy access, when, for example - maintenance was required.

I didn't want to use any kind of hard material like slabs which would spoil the natural look.

Not sure if this helps.

 

03/04/2013 at 19:34

My friend has amongst other things dierama - angel's fishing rod and it looks gorgeous

03/04/2013 at 19:52

Yeah -  I i missed the walk on bit too 'cos wasn't in the message

03/04/2013 at 20:37

I saw some iris next to a friend's pond - looked lovely reflected in the water. And dogwoodfor winter reflection in pond.

04/04/2013 at 07:18
Thank you guys for all your responses. I will get my books out and check all you have suggested.
At the minute it's covered in small pebbles but just wanted it to look more natural but be able to walk on it for maintenance etc.......but didn't want to have to keep mowing it! Don't want much do I!
Once again thank you so much xx
04/04/2013 at 07:36

There's a little plant called 'Mind you own business'  which could be what you're looking for.

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=1846

04/04/2013 at 07:48
Ooooooo Dovefromabove that looks promising, thank you so much.
04/04/2013 at 08:25
Lemonpixie wrote (see)
Thank you guys for all your responses. I will get my books out and check all you have suggested.
At the minute it's covered in small pebbles but just wanted it to look more natural but be able to walk on it for maintenance etc.......but didn't want to have to keep mowing it! Don't want much do I!
Once again thank you so much xx

Just one word Lemonpixie- sedges

04/04/2013 at 19:46

I have Gunnera Manicata next to my pond, its gorgeous and loves its feet wet by a pond - take a look at some pics of it x

06/04/2013 at 11:22
I love Gunnera Manicata plants but they are a bit big for what I'm looking for Claire. I need something I can walk on top of. But many thanks for your reply.
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