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By Masie

Carmarthenshire, Wales Wal

Hi Everyone! It's me again, I'm transferring some lovely green and white sriped grasses around several places in the garden as it's taking over the patch it's in, can I put some as a marginal plant in the pond, or will it harm the fish?I think it's called gardeners bracers but I'm not sure. any advice again appreciated. cheers, Masie.



I know it as Gardeners garters, Phalaris arundinacea. It will grow anywhere. It is a very invasive plant. I have no idea whether it will do any harm to the fish, but you may want to put in a pot in your marginal area. I have areas I wanted to hide. so i planted 3 small sections. in just 3 yrs they are now areas covered in the grass. small sections were about 5 ltr pot size. They now dominate areas 4' x 3' and still spreading.

9 May, 2011

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