Tag: moist borders

Iris Louisiana

Iris Louisiana About 20 years ago I was given an Iris species plant called Iris Fulva.  I was very excited as this was new to me, having a lovely brick red colour.  Cultivating it and increasing numbers for sales was successful but unfortunately, at a busy time of year, I accidently sold the last few.  […]

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Buying Pond Plants

Buying Pond Plants In my trade, water gardening means growing plants in and around water or in damp or permanently wet areas, also incorporating the planting of lakes, ponds and their surrounding areas down to the smallest patio containers.  This also includes the planting of bog gardens, moist borders, streams, ditches, marshes, and almost anywhere […]

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Gomphostigma Virgatum

Gomphostigma Virgatum A few years ago a fellow nurseryman gave me a unusual plant from Africa also known as River star and Otter bush. Gomphostigma Virgatun is certainly a unusual Marginal plant as it has evergreen silvery grey leaves and branches and grows quite happily in water. Originating from South Africa, river star will grow […]

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