Posted: 13/04/2016 at 16:37
I love that Dove, just what I am aspiring to achieve! What is the plant with the red leaves? Lobelia?
Yes - I don't know whether it's survived. There's lots of native hornwort in there, water soldiers, brooklime, spearwort and water cress as well.
We use Blagdon Barley Straw Extract to keep blanket weed under control in the summer, along with their sludge control treatment as the pond is quite shallow. The water is lovely and clear and very healthy. We bought some native pond snails as well last year to help keep the pond fresh and they're thriving too.