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Well I finally got my small pond in and decided on the plants for it. I chose Typha Minima - Mini Bulrush, Mimulus Luteus - Monkey Musk, Caltha Palustris - Marsh Marigold and Oenanthe Japonica Flamingo - Variegated Water Celery.

I thought I would show you a picture of it.

Jo.

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  • Posted: Fri. 17th April 2009 13:22

Pretty!

Reply from Fi

Hi Jo
It's looking very pretty - should grow pretty quickly and look more natural by summer.

I was thinking of getting a solar fountain for my ornamental pond (will try and upload a pic) as they help with aeration - are, or have you, got anything like that in mind?

My little water lilies are coming up to the surface already - can't wait! I also have a grass called a Junkus (not sure if spelt right) which has wiggly stems, goes in the margins - great fun if you wanted to try it.

Speak soon - will take pics of my now planted veg plot when it stops raining!

Fi

Pretty!

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  • Posted: Fri. 17th April 2009 17:43

Wildlife Pond

Reply from Joanne 9919

Hi Fi,

I don't think my pond would be big enough for a water feature in it, it's only 84cm X 64cm.

I would love water lilies but again, I think my pond is too small. I know there are some dwarf varieties, but I think even these are too big.

Jo.

  • Posted: Sun. 19th April 2009 19:08

Nymph water lilies!

Reply from Fi

Hi Jo
There are some called Nymphae water lilies which are quite small. I think the thing is to treat them like any garden plant, if it gets too big cut some roots and leaves off! I think you could probably get away with one of these miniature ones. Worth a try, take a risk!
Fi

  • Posted: Sun. 19th April 2009 21:05

Nymph Water Lilies

Reply from Joanne 9919

I'll have to look out for those. I didn't think a pond so small would take any kind of water lily.

Jo.

  • Posted: Mon. 20th April 2009 06:52