New plants potted in clay

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So today I took delivery of some new plants for my pond.

Some oxygenators, which were weighted and have just been thrown in.

A water lily, which I've managed to settle on the bottom.

And 8 small plants designed to go on the shelf.

All except the oxygenators are pre-potted in mesh pots, in clay.

My question is whether the clay will stay in the pots or seep out and affect the water clarity, which is pretty good at the moment. When I was putting the plants in, some clay seemed to be leeching from the pots, but not a huge amount.

Should I have put gravel or small stones on the top of the clay to weight it down?

Thanks in advance
 

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I use clay all of the time, some always seeps out it clears up pretty quickly. I do not put rocks or gravel on top of the clay
 
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Its actually called potting compost according to the company website from where I made the purchase, but it has a very clay-like consistency.
 
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If you have KOI then yes you want stone in the top of your pots they will dig for the roots
 
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Glad to say the plants seem to be flourishing in their new home. Lily is up to about 6inches below the surface, and the marginals are all standing to attention and looking healthy.

Off to buy some more at the weekend!!!
 

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