12 Review (s)

  1. Inna MOROZOVA, Cand. Biol. Sciences, Vitebsk

    Water mint (Mentha aquatica) in nature reaches a height of only 30-50 cm. For the garden, taller varieties with "multi-tiered" peduncles have been bred. In July, fluffy light lilac inflorescences bloom on them, which attract bees and persist until autumn.
    The plant prefers well-lit areas, although it tolerates partial shade. It is advisable to plant mint in loose fertile soil so that the rhizome is more powerful and the leaf mass grows better.

    With a decoction of mint (1 - 2 tbsp. L. Dried or fresh herbs, pour 0 liters of boiling water, simmer on a minimum heat for 5 minutes, cool, strain) rub the skin of the face to reduce wrinkles and irritation. And you can also freeze it for future use, that is, stock up on cosmetic mint ice.

  2. Summerman, gardener and gardener (anonymous)

    Perennial lobelia cardinalis (Lobelia cardinalis), or purple, or blood-red, is native to the swamps of North America. Bushes up to 90 cm high with inflorescences in the form of a brush or spike and spectacular scarlet flowers. The plant grows well and hibernates on the shore in the vicinity of irises and badans, preferring sunny or slightly shaded places. Light sandy and sandy loam soils are suitable for him.

    Some growers grow this lobelia in containers (filled with a mixture of sand, neutral peat and humus - 1: 1: 1, sprinkled with pebbles) with immersion in aquariums and artificial reservoirs of 30-40 cm or more. And so that the flower arrows do not come out to the surface, the tops are neatly broken off. This allows you to get a dense plant with a wide crown, where fish like to hide during the laying of eggs.

  3. Summerman, gardener and gardener (anonymous)

    If a nymphea (water lily) or such deep-sea inhabitants with floating leaves as eichornia, pistia, duckweed already live in your pond, that's great! It would be nice to decorate with plants and shallow water, so that your artificial pond will harmoniously fit into the garden landscape.

    Typically, the water level in the shallow water zone ranges from 10 to 40 cm. There is also a swamp - only 0-10 cm deep. Here plant roots are either in moist soil or, together with shoots and leaves, go under water. In such conditions, first of all, representatives with hollow or tubular stems, as well as undersized flower crops, feel great: reeds, umbelliferae, marsh calamus and common, three-leafed watch, pontederia heart-shaped, calla calla (water calla), marigold, marsh irises (irises) and Siberian, purple lobelia, willow loosestrife, water mint, loosestrife, etc.
    Umbellatus umbellatus) is an unpretentious herbaceous perennial. Its strong cylindrical stems reach 0,5-1,5 m in height. The leaves are very long and narrow, as they grow directly from the buds on the upper side of the horizontal rhizome. Graceful flowers and the umbrella inflorescences themselves decorate the plants for a long time, which gives the coast a picturesque look until the end of the season.

    Вutomus Susak grows well in a sunny place, along the banks of water bodies and at a depth of 10-30 cm. The soil should be marshy with some silt content. For planting on the steps of the pond, first, soil is poured with a layer of 5-7 cm, a rhizome is placed on it, then covered with prepared soil mixture (clay, peat, sand - 3: 1: 1), and on top - with coarse gravel, pebbles. This will prevent soil erosion while the grouse takes root.

  4. Summerman, gardener and gardener (anonymous)

    I like Gunner very much, but they told me that she would not grow with us, and they advised me to plant a butterbur. When is it better to plant it? Is it easy to propagate? Julia Semyakino

    • OOO "Sad"

      “The butterbur came to me by mistake of a seller who proposed it as a Chilean gunner, a powerful subtropical plant that does not tolerate our winters.” “Gunner” wintered well, spread to the sides and turned out to be ... a butterbur, moreover of a hybrid origin.

      My giant grows by the river next to willows, where the soil is moist and fertile - the most favorable conditions for it. There is enough light, and light penumbra comes from the willows. Burdock quickly occupied a vast area. Therefore, I want to warn you: it can quickly become a malicious weed. When digging and destroying rhizomes, if a small piece with a kidney remains, it starts to grow again. However, if the soil is not moist and there is no nearby river and nearby groundwater, the plant behaves modestly, but does not grow huge leaves. Butterbur is bad on heavy soils, loams and in a very dry place, does not tolerate a thick shadow.

      • OOO "Sad"

        What is good and what is bad? Good. Fairly light moist soil in combination with a sunny place or lateral partial shade. Butterbur is picky and can grow well on sand, provided there is sufficient moisture and the proximity of groundwater. However, the less moist the soil, the greater should be fertility and moisture capacity. The presence of humus, by the way, is directly proportional to the size of the leaves.
        Soil can be improved by adding peat (8-10 buckets / sq. M). If the substrate is specially prepared, a mixture of turf soil, humus (peat) and sand (1: 1: 2) is suitable.

        Butterbur water can be fed without a limit, especially in a drought.
        The plant is able to suppress weeds and grow for many years without much supervision.
        Poorly. Heavy loam or dry barren sand with deep standing groundwater. The dense shadow and proximity of trees with powerful roots are also unacceptable.

      • OOO "Sad"

        Butterbur can also be used as a medicinal plant. It has an antispasmodic, wound healing, calming, expectorant. anthelmintic and diaphoretic properties.
        Leaves are harvested in July-August until rust spots appear on them. Dry under a canopy, spread out in a thin layer.
        Infusion: 2 tsp dry crushed raw materials brew 1 tbsp. boiling water and leave for an hour. wrapped up. Strain, drink 1 tbsp. 3-4 times a day.

  5. Vadim Petrovich Saveliev

    In autumn, the garden pond should not be thrown as it is. It must necessarily be well cleaned, remove the fallen leaves with a special net. Water plants eyhorniya and pistia can winter in a home aquarium with good trust, the first lives even in a pot with soil. Nymphaeum should be removed to a non-freezing room or moved to the deep part of the body of water. The depth required for wintering depends on the variety and climate, but is not less than 1 m.

  6. Ksenia Zhuk

    The site with a pond in which plants are planted has got. Do I need to do something with them before the onset of winter?

    • OOO "Sad"

      Now is the time to put in order not only water, but also coastal plants - pruned, seeded or, if necessary, transferred to a warm room. It is necessary to remove the dead leaves, which, decomposing, can cause a deficiency of oxygen in the water. Floating plants (water hyacinth, pistil, salvinia) are taken out of the water. All of them can spend the winter in a container with water indoors. Hyacinths and pistils can also be planted in a container filled with a mixture of sand and clay (1: 1). But in this case it is also necessary that the soil is constantly flooded with water.
      When preparing a reservoir for winter, it is necessary to remove the dead parts of plants. Healthy shoots are cut off, but as late as possible: while there are green leaves, the process of photosynthesis continues. Some plants from the coastal thickets (cattails, reeds) should be left untouched - withered and snow-covered, they will be shelter for small aquatic organisms and provide access to oxygen in the pond.
      Water lilies planted at a depth of 1 m and more (or lowered in containers to the bottom) will overwinter without loss.

      Growing in containers and at a shallower depth should be rearranged to a deeper place.
      The place where the floating plants will winter should be light and warm (about 18 degrees).
      Some varieties of water lilies (especially dwarfish) do not tolerate low temperatures. They also need to winter in containers with water, but at a temperature of about + 8 deg., The room may be unlighted.
      Sergei Zyubin, Samara.

  7. Valentina Egorovna Vlasina, Moscow

    The man himself made a body of water on the site according to the ancient principle of a clay castle, and the banks turned out to be flat on the pond.
    For a long time I did not know what to plant along the coasts, I thought that the plants here would rot. But in fact, in this dampness you can put different plants, which just adore this moisture. True, I had to dig on the Internet and go to the nursery for plants. So, in this place the cattail graceful, horsetail, cowgirl, mannifer, iris yellow grow perfectly - there are greens and color!

    Slightly deeper had already planted a three-leaved watch, an arrowhead, an umbrella umbrella. It looks very natural, and even these plants can be found in our natural reservoirs.

    For the design of a large reservoir, you can use plants of more impressive sizes - cattails, reeds, reeds and calamus.

  8. Summerman, gardener and gardener (anonymous)

    Often I see neighbors and relatives on the sites of small ponds, but there usually are no plants or very few. Landings around are, and the water surface is bare. Sometimes it can dangle in the middle of the nymphea. It turns out that there is absolutely no transition from shore to the middle. I advise you to plant on the shoal shallow ayr marsh or at the water's edge the irises are marshy. For a small pond is more suitable ayr cereal.


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