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Adding plants around the pond


Hi all, been to the garden centre today – Dobbies – to get some plants to edge the pond. I’ll list them and let you look at the photos – Veronica Oxford Blue, Lonicera Gold, Calocephalus (barbed wire plant) and Potentilla Fruiticosa. There’s also a Viola Labradorica which I forgot to photograph. The Potentilla is gorgeous – the foliage feels really soft and it has delicate vermillion flowers. The label says it should grow to 24" tall which is probably a bit big for where it is but I couldn’t resist it! I’ve also added some pea gravel in between the plants to cover the bare edges of the pre-formed pond.
We’ve been studying pumps but can’t decide if we need one with a filter or not. I’d like to add a few fish eventually and would be delighted if any frogs moved in – not sure what the four cats would make of frogs though!

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You've got some nice plants there :)
I expect the frogs will find you soon enough !

20 Sep, 2009


Forgot to say the water lilies are plastic - hubby's idea of a joke!

20 Sep, 2009


He's a comedian !!! :)

You could always tell him to buy you the real thing Buttybabe !

20 Sep, 2009


Really coming along. Lovely potentilla.

20 Sep, 2009


Your plants look lovely. I like the waterlilies. Makes me want a pond in my garden

20 Sep, 2009

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