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Pond plants to avoid

gouldahgouldah Posts: 34
my husband and I have put in a new pond and I would like advice on which plants to avoid because they become invasive and thug like! 

Thanks. 

Anne Gould

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,583
    Bulrush, iris pseudacorus, some of the oxygenators such as crassula.  Ask a reputable aquatic nursery.

    Have a read of this which mentions goodies and baddies altho much depends on pond size - https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=839

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  • gouldahgouldah Posts: 34
    Thank you Obelixx! Much appreciated. 
  • LG_LG_ gardens in SE LondonPosts: 3,797
    This is a useful leaflet and includes plants to avoid: http://www.wildaboutgardens.org.uk/resources/leaflets/WildlifePondPack.pdf

    I've found the RHS advice Obelixx suggested really useful too.


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  • RubyLeafRubyLeaf Posts: 244
    Obelixx said:
    Bulrush, iris pseudacorus, some of the oxygenators such as crassula.  Ask a reputable aquatic nursery.

    Have a read of this which mentions goodies and baddies altho much depends on pond size - https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=839

    Cheers for the link. I've made mistakes with pond plants in the past. One, whilst beautiful was a prolific self seeder and spread its seed into my flower patch. I kept it for two years before finally running out of patience with it.
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