growing and care

The Vine chosen is Guelder Rose which is extremely easy to grow and care for and adds a remarkable delight to any garden.

preferred soil conditions?

Shallow waters by muddy banks. Reed is a very important shelter for aquatic birds like ducks and coots.

preferred light, shade and water conditions?

Reed depends on water. It will not survive long dry, and it likes light..


Blossoming time is through July and through to mid September. Male and female flowers are on each reed and are self pollinating in the breeze and wind. Insects tend to only visit the male flowers so they do not help the pollinating very well.

fruit and seeds

Seeds drop into the water from late August until mid November and eventually embed themselves into mud at a still part of the waterway.

for the healing and nourishment qualities of Reed, please click here