Creeping Jenny Question and placing plants in a pond.


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I bought some creeping jenny roots and plan on putting it a container that allows water to seep through then place it on top of a rock in the pond.

What soil would you place in the container? Would you use sand and depend on the rich fish water to help it grow, or would you actually use soil without fertilizers or soil with fertilizers?

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Mine was planted in the ground next to the pond and creeped into the water. It looks good and the water bound roots real do suck up the nutrients.
 

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Mine was planted in the ground next to the pond and creeped into the water. It looks good and the water bound roots real do suck up the nutrients.

If it creeps from the outside to the inside like that, does it still consume from the water? The roots are on the outside after all.
 
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It sends out a lot of roots into the water.
 

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When I bought mine last year, I shoved them in between the rocks. They didn't do so well, and I thought they wouldn't make it through the winter. I noticed a couple weeks ago they're starting to grow again, so I'll have to see how they do this year. I'm sure if I planted them in the ground they'd do better but I don't want to take a chance with their invasiveness.
 
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At first I didn't like way it was spreading, I didn't want it in the yard, now it seems to have found a good home in the water and less so on land. I really like it and would not consider removing it.
 
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So if I let it go into the water and leave it there it won't rot? (that was the main reason I trimmed it back) Does anyone know if I trim the stems can I replant them around the pond? Do they need to have roots first before replanting?
 

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I just leave mine in the water, it comes back. Trimmings get a shallow hole dug some dirt dumped on top of part of the trimming and it grows, keep a little damp for a bit.
 
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It doesn't work Haro .I have seen them laugh at me ,no respect :) .Y,but I see other people with koi and they have plants and koi
 

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