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By Masie

Carmarthenshire, Wales Wal

Hi everyone! can you advise me if I can put yellow and blue Irises in my fishpond? also can I do this now as the flowers are just opening? many thanks, Masie.



Irises aren't aquatic, they're what's known as marginals, which means the boggy, damp edges of a natural pond - the two that like these conditions are cultivars of Iris laevigata or Iris pseudacorus.

5 Jun, 2010


Yellow flag iris psuedocorus can go directly in a basket into the water. I have it in the pond and it grows into the water of leven canal and the river hull.

5 Jun, 2010


Oh okay, so much for the info in the books then, Seaburngirl, which says quite clearly its a marginal, lol

5 Jun, 2010


they start off in the margins when the seed floats into the edges but the rhizome is very stiff.Many marginals can support a floating mat of roots that then collects soil/humus leading to the infilling of waterways over time. If you look at my pond pictures you will see what I mean. both clumps started in a 10" basket. So yes they are marginals as they wont start in the middle of a lake. :o) [didnt mean to sound as if i was contradicting you bamboo]

5 Jun, 2010


I don't mind being corrected at all, Seaburngirl - it's another useful way of learning, if the corrector is well informed - which you are!

6 Jun, 2010


well thats two of us. :o)
Just take the grey/white stuff on the acer I could have sworn it was a foliose lichen.

6 Jun, 2010


Thanks Bamboo & Seaburngirl, advice much appreciated. cheers, Masie.

6 Jun, 2010


Ha ha, Seaburngirl - probably personality difference - I always expect the worst, you always look on the bright side, lol

7 Jun, 2010

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