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Plants to surround Pond

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LIZS Tue 10-Jan-17 16:16:53

Just set up a small wildlife pond. We already have grasses and fern but would Iike suggestions for wild plants we could add please.

shovetheholly Wed 11-Jan-17 08:17:15

There are several 'zones' of planting around a pond, from true aquatics that like their feet in water, to bog garden plants that like things really damp, to moisture-loving plants for a slightly drier soil. Each 'zone' has slightly different plants.

Beth Chatto's 'Damp Garden' is a really good book on this. One must-have plant for me is Caltha Palustris - it's a lovely shot of yellow! In Suffolk, we used to call them 'mollyblobs'.

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