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saradelpozosaradelpozo County DurhamPosts: 37
I've got a rather shallow pond and I have the feeling the birds have spread my fiber glass plant (oxygenator) outside the water.
Will it survive? There's some on the rocks surrounding the pond (at least I think it is) but I've noticed this morning theres some in the rockery as well.
Should I be doing anything to help it thrive out of the water?
Thanks,
Sara

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,496
    I have them in my little pond too and they thrive.
    I also had one as a teenager (so many years ago) as a houseplant - it grew in a hydroponic pot (a plastic pot filled with clay pebbles and 1" of water at the bottom) it grew OK for a while, but didn't last that long - I guess it didn't like living in a teenagers bedroom!
    So long as the roots are damp/wet all the time you may be OK
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  • madmacmadmac Posts: 4
    what the heck is "fiber optic grass" ?
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,496
    edited January 2020
    Scirpus cernus - looks like a fibre optic lamps that were around when I were a lad.
    I bought one with my very first wage packet!
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    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • barry islandbarry island Posts: 1,464
    I've never seen this before but it looks very attractive and staying small and being an oxygenator too it looks like a great plant, could you gather the stems up and bundle them together and weighting them down to prevent the birds from pulling them up again?
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,496
    These the the ones in my pond. They've grown quickly. Looking a bit tatty atm.

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  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 3,445
    Hexagon said:
    I opened this thread thinking it would about artificial grass with fibre optics. You could make your lawn change colour like a disco!
    What next? Coloured flowers?  >:)

    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,496
    Did you grow them from seed you got on ebay PJ? :)
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    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 3,445
    @Pete.8 they are not mine! Got the pic from the Internet. Don't they look terrible?
    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,496
    Not my cuppa - maybe a few blue strawberries would help :)
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
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