2006 - My Poor Pond
I was given a 'miniature waterlily' plant by a friend and planted it in a pot,
weighted down with stones. It wasn't long before the first flowers appeared
and it was obvious that this was no normal waterlily!
The plant did indeed have leaves like a small waterlily..............
but I have no idea what it is............
In just one season this plant has completely taken over the pond and
I'm desperate for advice as to how I can rid myself of this frightningly rampant plant.
was identified for me as Heracleys Nymphoides (water poppy).
I'm horrified to find that it is still offered for sale at nurseries as a water plant.
I would hate to think what this plant would do if it escaped into our waterways!