Aquatic Plant Suggestions
About three years ago I built/planted a half whiskey barrel in a relatively shady part of my very small garden hoping to attract wildlife and add interest but very little has happened other than the death of most of the plants that I originally populated it with. The exception being a most uninteresting grass which took over and has now been dispatched to the great composter. There is an equiseum Hyamale and a small but so far non flowering water lily.
Could anyone suggest a couple of plants which have some interest - unlikely but if it flowers all the better?
For info the lip is a couple of centimeters above the surrounding soil level.
Any suggestions truly welcomed.
It tries to colonise the entire pond and all the soil around it. It does have little blue flowers.
That said, it's easy to pull out what you don't want and compost it.
Maybe you pond just need to settle and balance for a while longer.
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Pontederia cordata reliably flowers in our pond, and has nice leaves.
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