The huge range includes such favourites as primulas and irises (pictured), marsh marigold
, water forget-me-not, water mint and bog arum.
There might be a damp area you want to use, in which case choose flowers that thrive in bogs and damp ditches like marsh marigold
(Caltha palustris), ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea), the lesser celandine (Rununculus ficaria), lady's smock (Cardamine pratensis), figwort (Scrophularia nodosa) or meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria).
People come to see a grass sward dominated by meadow fox-tail, sweet vernal grass, crested dog's tail, ragged robin, wood cranesbill, marsh marigold
, yellow rattle, adder's tongue fern and globeflower.
Or visit a specialist nursery and treat yourself to old favourites like dog violet, periwinkle, marsh marigold
, lesser celandine, wood sorrel, clover and yellow flag.
One in each case: (a) Does not grow from a corm: crocus, lobelia, cyclamen, (b) Is not identified with Scotland: pine, thistle, daffodil, (c) Is not a crab-apple variety: Crimson Gem, Golden Hornet, John Downie, (d) Is not a lawn-grass: fescue, pampas, bent, (e) Is not a plum: Purple Pershore, Victoria, Plump Picker, (f) Does not belong to the onion family: chives, mint, scallions, (g) Is not a runner bean: Galaxy, George's Special, Scarlet Emperor, (h) Is not related to the cabbage: wallflower, primrose, stock, (i) Is not suitable for a bog garden: thrift, iris, marsh marigold
, (j) Is a house plant not grown for berries: capsicum, saintpaulia, solanum.
Marsh or marginal plants: Marsh marigold
, purple loosestrife, ragged-robin, lady's smock, meadow sweet.
For pools of gold, don't forget our own marsh marigold
(Caltha palustris), but for something that makes a huge impact grow some insect-eating carnivorous plants.
Caltha palustris, or marsh marigold
, grows in just a few inches of water so is perfect for planting around the muddy margins of a pond.
He has had to have discs fused in his back and could relate to the back problems suffered by his selling hurdle winner Marsh Marigold
(retained without a bid) who has benefited from his Hednesford stable's equine pool.
i) Is not suitable for a bog garden: thrift, iris, marsh marigold
Remember, you need some of each of the three main groups - oxygenators (like pond weed, parrot feathers and hortwort), marginals (like irises, marsh marigold
and arrowhead) and aquatics (water lilies).
Gold Y Gors is Welsh for Marsh Marigold
and, with this property, you'll be living 'On Golden Pond'.