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what plants are best for wet gardens
Plants (herbaceous) that usually grow along steam sides or the edges of ponds are good of which there are many. Shrubs such as Viburnum opulus, Cornus alba, Sambucus nigra. Trees such as Salix, Alnus, Acer rubrum (on its own roots and not grafted). Conifers such as Taxodium, Metasequoia and Chamaecyparis nootkatensis.
22 Mar, 2010
Try Ligularias, Rodgersia, Lythrum salicaria, Gunnera (if you have room!) Primula florindae, Astilbe, Aruncus, Darmera peltata, Filipendula rubra, Hosta, Lobelia cardinalis, Iris laevigata and I. ensata, oh, and Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Crowborough'. They're all hardy perennials - Gunnera needs some winter protection.
Iris pseudacorus, and Louisiana hybrid Iris, Primrose Creeper (Ludwigia peploides)--though possibly invasive--Acorus species, Pickerel Rush (Pontederia cordata), maybe also Scarlet Monkey Flower (Mimulus cardinalis). These are all margin plants that I have grown, and should be hardy in the UK. Loisiana Iris and Monkey Flower may be a little doubtful if your garden is very far north.
23 Mar, 2010
The candelabra primulas will love it! We cab't keep them going as the ground is not wet enough. Also if you have space a Gunnera.
Hey! Mrs MB - I said that! lol. (The Gunnera, I mean. lol)
Great minds think alike??
Oops... so you did :-) Yup great minds. Oh and there is the Lysichiton americanus, skunk cabbage - though it can be a bit invasive.
Sob, sob. Mine got covered in silt when the stream level went up - and back down again. I can't even see where it's planted! It hasn't got a hope in h**l of being invasive! ;-(((
Oh Spritz... so sorry ours has, just about, survived!
It's not likely to find the surface, is it? What do you think?
It might do... plants can survive a lot of things we don't expect them to.
24 Mar, 2010
I'll keep an eye open for it poking through, then! You'll hear the cheer from Moray if it does reappear. ;-)
Fingers and toes crossed...
Thanks. Is it a herbaceous plant? I can't remember.
Ah-ha! I might look carefully at last year's photos and see if I can locate it then! Thanks. :-)) Wellies on tomorrow!
Mr MB thinks they should do fine...
Awww....he's given me hope! What a nice man...:-))))
He is indeed
How do I say thanks?
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