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Could this plant grow as a marginal in my pond as it is struggling in my well drained garden

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  • Posted: Sun. 29th July 2012 07:43

Re: Where to grow

Reply from Patricia Jones

It likes to be in full sun and poorly drained soil. It's a bog plant.
You could rectify the situation by making it a sump to live in. Dig out the soil and line the base with a heavy duty plastic bag or piece of pond liner. Pierce it with a few holes to allow slow drainage and fill with fresh soil and fine bark mixture.
Water this well before planting (It naturally grows in clay soils but I expect this is hard to come by.)This will help stop it from drying out.Keep it protected from strong wind and hot midday sun.

  • Posted: Sun. 29th July 2012 14:47

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Reply from colin stuart

What about in the pond

  • Posted: Mon. 30th July 2012 04:59

Re: Re: Re: Where to grow

Reply from Patricia Jones

It's a Bog Plant not a Pond plant. You could site it at the edge of the pond,provided the edge is continually damp, like a bog. They don't grow in ponds.

  • Posted: Mon. 30th July 2012 11:50

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Reply from colin stuart

Thank you, I will create the right soil for it.

  • Posted: Mon. 30th July 2012 16:58