planting for a river bank

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hi there
we have just moved into a new house with the garden facing a river, in fact its the estuary into a boat yard so the water does not flow fast, what i would like to do is to plant reeds to make it look like any other part of the river and to keep a sorted geese and grandchildren from falling in the river, but not sure what plants to buy or where from,
hope you can help
ivan
 
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If by "reeds" you mean Common Reed Phragmites phragmites, the fact that it's not already growing there suggests the conditions might be unsuitable (too saline perhaps?), and a bank of reeds really isn't going to present any sort of barrier to kids or geese.

A living willow "fedge" might be more effective: https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=588
 
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