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19/04/2012 at 22:14
all very nice these native pond plants but where in east yorkshire can you find them, no one seems to stock them around here and i'm too old and disabled to go raking around in ditches!! rosad1
20/04/2012 at 09:44
In ponds it is important to use native plants because some of the imported plants are invasive in the countryside and cause huge problems in ponds in the wild.
When you tidy your pond, native plants can go on the compost heap.

Rena Moore
20/04/2012 at 13:08
We have a Arrowhead, Sagittaria sagittifolia, which has been our pond for three years.
Unfortunately it has never flowered. Any help with this.
20/04/2012 at 21:08
Try Waterside Nursery at - they do pond plants by mail order to any where in the UK.
23/06/2012 at 18:54

The government is spending a lot of money (some of it EU money) on eradicating Himalayan Balsam, giant hogweed, parrot's feather, floating pennywort and New Zealand pygmyweed which are very invasive and smother other species.  Some garden and aquatic centres still sell these. The RHS has a good guide called Plantlife and your region's Wildlife Trust should be able to help you to source native species.

24/06/2012 at 12:05

Just be careful what natives you choose. Some are just too big for a garden pond. For example native irises are beautiful but rampage about and take over.

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