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Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,275

While cutting back the couch grass from around the pond edges, I uncovered this. It looks kind of like a lily?



  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,721

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,275

    Thank you Dove, I'd be very pleased if it was. Though goodness knows how it got there, it's right at the edge of the pond where the soil is frequently saturated.

  • AsarumAsarum Posts: 617

    I think it might be Pontederia cordata (pickerel weed).

    East Anglia
  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,275

    Thank you for your contribution Asarum.  Whatever it is, I didn't put it there image

  • Mmm... Fishy, how long has there been a garden where you are? Because my first thought on seeing the leaves was that it's Zantedeschia aethiopica. Admittedly it is a small and deformed leaf, but it does look rather like that. This would only make sense though if your pond had been an ornamental pond years ago which has got overgrown with the passage of time.

  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,275

    Cambridgerose - I wonder if you may be on to something. The garden has probably been here for some years, a previous tennant was a keen gardener with a greenhouse. I don't think there has been a pond in our garden as far as I know. I dug this one out 2 years ago. However I did receive some very welcome plant donations from the lovely members of this site. Could it be possible a plant was mislabeled or a piece of zantedeschia aethiopica was accidentally included?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,142

    not one of mine Fishy, I haven't got any.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,275

    image nut 

  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053

    How about the marsh marigold. The leaves look similar.

    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,142

    I don't think it's marsh marigold, 

    In the sticks near Peterborough
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