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Aquatic Plants?

PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 8:57 am
by Bonsai33
Hi All,

I have a great little patio pond, in which all my plants are thriving.

There are all in the same pots i bought them in from the nursery but now they are bursting at the seams.

This pic was taken a few weeks ago and now its worse!

My question today is can anyone recommend an aquatic planting medium that i can make/buy that i can use when i thin the pots out?

or can anyone tell my whats actually used?

Thanks very much for your time



Re: Aquatic Plants?

PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 11:17 am
by brill
Hi, Just dig some soil out of your garden. If the pot has holes line it with weedmat or shadecloth to stop the soil escaping. You can buy special fertiliser, but can also use any slow release one. Wrap it in a few little bundles (newspaper will do) and bury it in the soil. Cover the soil with a layer of course sand, then small gravel (to stop the soil escaping). Good luck

Re: Aquatic Plants?

PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 11:19 am
by brill
Forgot to say, those pots look fine to me. Aquatic plants do grow very quickly. Maybe just prune them back for now (can prune roots too)

Re: Aquatic Plants?

PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 7:58 pm
by tam
If you have clay soil all the better. Don't use potting mix or it will pollute your pond.

Re: Aquatic Plants?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:57 pm
by Elijah Magarey
You can simply plant them on soil area for few time this will help to make those plant live, as aquatic plants grows so fast so don't leave them on soil for long duration roots of plant will spread on soil and it will be difficult plant them on aquatic medium.