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24/11/2011 at 15:27
I have a new pond built this March 09 I have oxygenators marginals a water lily and a water hawthorne in the deep water but they have not got going yet now I have algea which is very green it is not blanket weed I cant pull it out will putting in barley straw help untill my plants get big enough to cope with excess nitrogen would putting in a pump help although I did want a natural pond to attract frogs etc.
24/11/2011 at 15:27
very useful
24/11/2011 at 15:28
That's a really good tip, but how does one get rid of Duckweed (you know the little green single 'leaf' stuff)?

I have oxygenators and a filter/oxygen pump feeding a little fountain, but can't seem to clear the duckweed short of spending hours with a seive!
24/11/2011 at 15:28
very useful - thanks! have had a wildlife pond for years and no problems but have developed excess algae this year. After watching this I had a thought and followed the dog outside. He is weeing and it is running into the pond causing nitrate levels to increase. I have moved him away and also put in some barley straw. Hope the frogs appreciate it!
24/11/2011 at 15:29
I've just bought a tree fern. It's about 4ft. Where is the best position tp plant it in my garden, or is it best left in a pot? I live in south wales. We get sun at the back for most of the day then it disappears behind the neighbours house in late afternoon.
05/01/2012 at 10:46
I'm emptying a pond can anyone tell me what to do with the dirty water? Is it ok to use it on the garden?
04/10/2013 at 08:01

I know that this is a very old thread, but I am surprised that no-one has replied to dottiesue above. So if anyone passes by, looking for an answer to her question; yes. Yes yes and yes!

Pond water is perfect for the garden and pot plants.

22/04/2014 at 10:36

I have a pond with a water fountain, I noticed the other day that it looks as though there is washing up liquid in it!  There isn't though, I wondered if this could be some kind of algae?  I will try to get it off the top of the water if I can, not very supple I'm afraid!! ( Me that is, not the water! ).   

Just wondered if anyone knew why that might be happening?  I have frogs and newts in the pond, I don't want anything to hurt them of course....I also have water Lillie's and water Irises.

 Thank you folks.

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