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24/11/2011 at 15:27
I have a cordyline which has grown too big for its space.Can i take the top of to reduce it or do i have to dig it out? I would prefer to leave it were it is and prune it.Would this be possible?

Thanks J Landy.
24/11/2011 at 15:28
My arum lily like the one Joe planted is sitting on a shallow ledge in the pond with it,s crown above or just about level with the surface of the water. It has suffered badly this winter from the frost and frozen over pond. I realise now it should be deeper under the surface. If it survives (it looks quite damaged) I will lower it down into the water to cover the crown. I hope this will afford it more protection.
22/04/2012 at 10:40
My pond is much smaller than this but I would like a small bullrush to go in it. I have seem typha minnimus but don't think much of it. Any suggestions?
22/04/2012 at 19:44
carol1951 wrote (see)
My pond is much smaller than this but I would like a small bullrush to go in it. I have seem typha minnimus but don't think much of it. Any suggestions?

Butomus Umbellatus are quite nice flowering rush 

25/04/2012 at 11:08

Thanks, I 'll have a look at that. Typha Laxmannii also looks good, it's a bit bigger than minnimus but looks more like a bullrush.

25/04/2012 at 12:26

yes that one looks nice to 

09/05/2012 at 19:04

Does anyone know where to obtain the black plastic crates Joe used for planting the pond plants? The pond I have inherited is about 27inches deep so I need quite big crates.

04/05/2014 at 11:12
Does anybody have suggestions for plants that are decorative but resistant to ducks? My ducks clear pond weeds very effectively but also water-lilies, etc.
07/08/2014 at 20:35

I have a horseshoe shaped pond around a home-made gazebo and I was foolish enough to put a Zantedeschia into it, in a basket on the ledge. I say 'foolish' because it has now taken over the pond, spreading all over the surface, with roots just dangling in the water. It laughs at my East Anglian winters. Not sure if my water lily is still alive under it. So plant it by all means but keep an eye on it!

07/08/2014 at 22:37

Marilyn, Do you have that planted in a pot, I didn't think plants escaped when they were in pots. How deep is it set in the pond.

we are digging out for a pond so I am interested in marginal plants. 

26/08/2014 at 10:30

Has anyone found out where to source the baskets that Jo uses?



26/08/2014 at 12:23

Carol, my pond is approx. 3 ft long 2 ft deep 2 ft wide. I put a typhus in it last year just to see if it would work in such a small pond. The single shoot i had last year is now five. I love trying things that should'nt work. 

26/08/2014 at 12:36

black crates here

26/08/2014 at 13:02

you could always try Sarracenia flava or a flava/S. Purpurea purpurea crosses, both do well in marginal areas as well as bog gardens. all you have to do is make sure the crown of the plant is 2-3inches above the water surface. they can get quite tall, my S flava maxima is three feet tall and eats lots of wasps and flies during the summer!

09/07/2015 at 18:07

I have a very small pond with shallow useless shelves. I keep losing my marginal plants which I tend to have half in and half out. I don't know what it means on the label if it says 'planting depth 0-6inches'. Is that the depth to the base of the pot or to the crown? I find the idea of completely submerging plants a bit scary.

09/07/2015 at 18:14

It means the amount of water above the plant Freddo, so roughly from the soil level/top of the basket to the water level. Marginals would be happy with almost no water covering the basket, to around 6 inches of water above them. Yo may need to find another way of placing yours if the shelves are a bit mean. There are planting pocket things which you can fix round the edges of ponds and they hang into the water. You can then plant into them. Don't know the correct name for them but if you look at some of the pond plant suppliers online, you should be able to find them 

09/07/2015 at 18:15

If you can imagine soil level in a pot being the marker point. Then you will know where the level is. Pots can be of any depth so the base of the pot could be anywhere. 

Edit: Fairygirl. Got the answer. 

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