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Plants in and around the garden pond can really enhance a ponds natural beauty. But how can you combine plants into a koi pond?
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Storing pond plants in Autumn / Winter

Postby JohnnyK » Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:06 am

We have put a large amount of water hyacinth in the pond this year - they provide shade and some roots to munch on.

Just thinking ahead to Autumn, I will be removing the plants from the pond when they start to go brown. Rather than throw them away, what is the best way to store them over the Winter?

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Re: Storing pond plants in Autumn / Winter

Postby welsh_kai_boy » Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:09 am

I have read that you need to keep them protected from frost like in a shed or garage in a tub of moist compost. Just keep the soil moist over the winter season and all should be well.

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Re: Storing pond plants in Autumn / Winter

Postby JohnnyK » Fri Aug 16, 2013 12:00 pm

Thanks for that tip!

I have a large polystyrene box from when I bought my last 2 Koi, so that will provide insulation from frost.

I'll put the pants in there and cover with compost.

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Re: Storing pond plants in Autumn / Winter

Postby siennagoldmgf » Sat Aug 17, 2013 2:22 pm

Water hyacinths require lots of light and temps above 5c (if not higher) otherwise they will slowly get smaller, turn to mush and die.

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Re: Storing pond plants in Autumn / Winter

Postby woznotwos » Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:30 pm

This year ive picked out a dozen water hyacinths and potted them in a see through container with lid . Ill let you know how it goes :D

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Re: Storing pond plants in Autumn / Winter

Postby PavilionKoi » Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:32 pm

Good advise here thanks! My water hyacinths turned to mush over winter but didn't think to plant them in compost. Think I will give that a go and store them in our unheated conservatory this coming winter.

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Re: Storing pond plants in Autumn / Winter

Postby woznotwos » Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:48 pm

Well ! All mine were dead by January in the uk . :(


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