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blanketweed in my wildlife pond

Posted: 16/07/2012 at 10:41

Thanks for all the info folks. The waterlilies are growing well and you are right, Pondman, the algae is manageable with all the rainfall and lack of sun! It's easier to remove now also as the baby newts are bigger and not many tadies are left. I will persevere with growing shade both in the pond and near it.

Gardeners World - not back for 4 weeks!

Posted: 23/06/2012 at 10:07

I'm horrified that GW has been booted off the screens for 4 weeks.With all the rubbish on BBC3&4 what are we paying our license fee for-surely it could have been slotted in somewhere. Come on BBC, get your act together!

Mystery Plant

Posted: 22/06/2012 at 19:56

looks like calceolaria but i've only seen yellow ones before

blanketweed in my wildlife pond

Posted: 22/06/2012 at 19:46

I made a wildlife pond last year which has newts, frogs & other pond creatures in it but also alot of blanketweed. It is 20ft by 12ft and has 3 waterlilies, irises,oxygenaters and various shallow marginals. I pull out the blanketweed at intervals but baby newts etc get tangled in it so it's really difficult.Any ideas please ? 

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blanketweed in my wildlife pond

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