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    Most common plants for garden ponds

    Gardeners

    What are the most common plants used in garden ponds in the UK and why (if you have an idea as to the reason)? Thank you.

    Asked by Karen on 17th Feb 2022
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    Stewart Cormack

    "https://www.fishkeeper.co.uk/pond-plants this is a great resource for your questions. A favourite native plant for the water garden, the earliest to flower in spring with rich golden blooms. Also known as King cup. Height 20-40 cm. Spread 20 cm. Full or part sun. Forms attractive clumps which can be divided in autumn. The seed should be sown when fresh. Plant in the pond, zone 1 or 2. Flowering is in early spring, and sometimes again in autumn. Grow in the pond margins or any situation with damp soil. Bury only the roots, not the crown. 

    Marginal pond plants grow in rivers, streams and ponds in the wild. They are very versatile growing in damp soil to shallow water. They are usually planted on the shelves of ornamental ponds and offer height, colour and structure to the pond. When planting an ornamental pond/water feature, choose plants for their aesthetic value, however, if you are planting a wildlife pond consider native plants."

    Answered on 17th Feb 2022 - Member since Sep 2021 - report
    Central driveways & patios

    "Marsh marigold grows naturally alongside streams and in shallow water around ponds also bullrushes quite common aswell"

    Answered on 18th Feb 2022 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    Dream Landscapes

    "Seek advice from local garden center for best suggestions"

    Answered on 17th Feb 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
    D.R Roofing & Building

    "Different varieties of lily pads and bullrushes The most common plants you find in ponds all depends if you want to fish in a pond or Nature pond"

    Answered on 17th Feb 2022 - Member since Jul 2021 - report
    Sw site services

    "Water lilies are one of the most common plants for the pond. Colourful flowers throughout summer. Oxygenating plants are good as they help to keep the water cleat"

    Answered on 17th Feb 2022 - Member since Feb 2022 - report
    E j Landscapes ltd

    "Water lily as you can have different colours but they don't like to be near running water I have then in my pond but away from the waterfall"

    Answered on 17th Feb 2022 - Member since Feb 2022 - report
    Nicenstripy

    "Marsh marigold, Caltha palustris
    An attractive pond plant, Caltha palustris has bold glossy leaves and yellow, buttercup-like flowers on tall stems in late spring and early summer that draw in pollinating insects. This marsh marigold grows naturally alongside streams and in shallow water around ponds, ditches and wet woodlands, and is a good plant for a shady pond. It’s a strong clump-forming plant, so best planted in baskets in shallow water at the edge of a pond, and divided every couple of years."

    Answered on 17th Feb 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
    Lura construction

    "Yellow flag iris (Iris pseudacorus)
    Frogbit (Hydrocharis morsus-ranae)"

    Answered on 30th Mar 2022 - Member since Mar 2022 - report

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