In the Summer, myosotis palustris provides a lazy, hazy blue note to the margin of any pond, stream or boggy area. Sold in bunches of rooted plantlets.
Top tip: A very easy plant to grow but does need cutting back occasionally as it gets a bit leggy. Will readily populate any adjacent muddy ground.
Height of plant: 10-25cm
Propagation: Self seeds and readily grows rooted offsets that can easily be relocated. Also grows from cuttings.
How to plant: Plant into a 5lt planting basket using heavy garden loam or Westland Aquatic Soil and place on a shelf in the pond. Fill the planting basket to the brim with well compacted soil, then make finger holes and drop in the rooted end of the shoot. Gently support the plantlet and fill in with soil all around the roots, press the soil down very firmly to secure. Fill the planting crate to just below rim. For aesthetic purposes, the soil can then be top dressed with no more than 1cm of pea gravel.
Recommended planting depth: Position on the shelf so that the soil in the basket is 0-10cm below the water surface. The planting depth is always measured from soil surface to water surface, not including any gravel top dressing. Raise the basket on slabs or bricks to achieve the recommended planting depth.