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    Climbing plant on pergola ??

    Good morning everyone
    I've got a large raised pond with a pergola above it that I want to plant a Wisteria along side of it so it grows over the top.
    Are there any pro's or con's for having plants above a pond ?? that anyone is aware of, I know there will be debris coming off it, but is it harmful to my fish ??
    Any advice much appreciated
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    Morning Ian!

    Personally, I would plant a wisteria to go over the pergola as although I don't think they're harmful for the fish, the amount of mess it'd make when dropping blossom and then leaves would be quite substantial when it becomes more mature.

    I have a wisteria on the front of my house, and I love it, but wouldn't have it anywhere near my pond! Just my opinion
    1630 Gallon raised pond
    4" 'Avenue' bottom drain
    Estro sieve
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    Sequence 18000 pump, 6000 pump on skimmer line
    Elecro 2kW in-line heater
    Evolution Aqua 70 air pump
    Standard wall skimmer
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    and some nice koi

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    Quote Originally Posted by miles41 View Post
    Morning Ian!

    Personally, I would plant a wisteria to go over the pergola as although I don't think they're harmful for the fish, the amount of mess it'd make when dropping blossom and then leaves would be quite substantial when it becomes more mature.

    I have a wisteria on the front of my house, and I love it, but wouldn't have it anywhere near my pond! Just my opinion
    I agree with miles. Also have on the front of the house and it’s stunning, but the mess on the drive is unreal, wouldn’t want it near the pond. Also need proper pruning to flower well and that would be death defying over a pond of any size….


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    Sorry Ian but Wisteria is listed as "all parts toxic" to pets and humans. I assume that would also include fish.

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    Slightly out of date lads !!! 2012 .

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    On the subject tho what pretty flowers or mini shrubs can I safely plant around a pond . Very minimal maintenance as a right mare to access

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