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Veronica beccabunga

Comment from Miriam Mesa-Villalba

In forum: Veronica beccabunga

This plant grows in or near water in the wild. It is an attractive aquatic marginal plant and easy to control. Brooklime will provide useful marginal cover for tadpoles and also sticklebacks. There is a beautiful blue leaf beetle that eats nothing else.

  • Posted: Sat. 16th May 2009 17:06

Pond plants

Comment from Georgie

In forum: Gardening for wildlife

I'm impressed with the speed at which the Veronica beccabunga (Brooklime) has grown in my little wildlife pond and I rather like the tiny blue flowers so I thought I'd share this photo. My only concern is that as the stems spread they root every where and I can see it's going to be a bit of thug!

Georgie

  • Posted: Wed. 13th May 2009 13:55

Veronica beccabunga (Brooklime)

Comment from Georgie

In forum: Veronica beccabunga

I bought this plant on 21 March 2009 to grow in my small pond with Typha minima (and with Caltha palustis alongside). It has already spread about a meter and the first flowers were out today. It's looking very healthy and is very popular with hoverflies. I chose it because it's native and will provide some shade for the wildlife I hope to attract.

Georgie

  • Posted: Wed. 29th April 2009 20:07

Too many lovely plants....

Message from Georgie

In forum: Gardening for wildlife

Thanks for your suggestion, Peter, but I've already bought my plants. In the end I went for Caltha palustris, Veronica beccabunga and Typha minima. I might still get Stratiotes aloides as well if I can squeeze it in! Here's a photo I took after I planted it up last weekend.

  • Posted: Sun. 29th March 2009 16:39

New wildlife pond

Question from Georgie

In forum: Gardening for wildlife

I am in the process of installing a new wildlife pond. As my garden is only small I'm using a poly resin container 44cm in diameter and 10cm deep which I have sunk into the soil. I'm now looking to buy a couple of native plants to add to it (marginals or floaters) and have come up with the following short list:

Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris)
Bogbean (Menyanthes trifoliata)
Watermint (Mentha aquatica)
Brooklime (Veronica beccabunga)
Water Soldier (Stratiotes aloides)

I'd be interested in your thoughts about which two to select and why.

Georgie

  • Posted: Tue. 3rd February 2009 17:58