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  • Posted on: 7/10/2013 14:20
Re pond plants in winter #1
Hi all i am new to ponds and just wondering what to do with the plants that still have alot of green on them do i just leave them until they are dying off and let them do there own thing or do i cut them down regards brian
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Re: Re pond plants in winter #2
Do you know what kinds of plants you have in the pond? I would just leave them to it, unless there's anything that needs specific attention.
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Re: Re pond plants in winter #3
It does depend on the kind of plant.

In gernal I don't think any plant does better by cutting off live green material. Most plants that are adapted to winter have ways to pull nutrients out of the green part and store them in bulbs, roots, etc.
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Re: Re pond plants in winter #4
Hi Coralline & Waterbug there are some lilys and irises not to sure on the other one it gives off a very simular flower to a buttercep but slightly larger and the petals are closer together regards brian http://s642.photobucket.com/user/aqua ... 1209367705409664366093112
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Re: Re pond plants in winter #5
Yep, leave them all to do their own thing, they will die back for the winter when they are ready. The most you would want to do is just remove any dead bits of plants that might fall into the pond and sit there rotting. :o)
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Re: Re pond plants in winter #6
Ok Coralline thanks i will leave them i am going to clean my pumps today hope it doesnt rain
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