Why won't my water lilies grow?
Maine et Loire, France
My water lilies were planted in the spring in a pond about 12ft by 8ft and 2 to 3ft deep. It is spring fed (just a trickle) with water that is from limestone so it's hard. The pond has a lot of scummy material which has come from willow trees and dead leaves in the bottom. Although the water has a cleared a lot recently, the lilies don't grow, the leaves turn yellow and there seems to be very little new growth. The frogs do ok here, and we drink the same water from an adjacent well, so why won't my lilies grow?
On plant Nymphaeaceae
- 28 Jun, 2009