Posted: 28/06/2014 at 05:50
I just poke a bamboo cane into it and twist it, a bit like spaghetti on a fork and pull it out. Not too much at a time or you pull all the pondweed out with it. Then I spread it out to make sure there's none of the larger pond inhabitants in in there and leave it on the side of the pond for the small ones to find their way back to the water, which they do.
The pond can go for ages with only a tiny amount of blanket weed in it, which is fine because some of the wildlife in the pond likes it, but then suddenly it increases, and this is when I remove most of it.