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How to grow marginal pond plants


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Watch Joe Swift's practical video demonstration on choosing marginal plants for a garden pond. Plant choices include Cyperus involucratus, Equisetum hyemale and arum lily.
Do it: summer



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josiel 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.

homebird 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.

carol1951 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?

EnigmaticGuppy92 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

http://www.watersidenursery.co.uk/IS/ViewProduct.aspx?ProductId=10&Product=BUTOMUS%20UMBELLATUS%20(Flowering%20Rush) 

carol1951 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.

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