How to plant up a garden pond

Monty wades into his pond to plant new aquatic perennials, explaining which position each plant prefers, in this video guide.

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Watch as Monty Don wades into his pond to plant some new aquatic perennials, in this extract from Gardeners’ World. There’s a deep-water perennial, water hawthorn (Aponogeton distachyos), and two marginals: pickeral weed (Pontederia cordata) and flowering rush (Butomus umbellatus). He shows you which position each plant prefers, and explains why they need to be grown in aquatic baskets.

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