Posted: 19/07/2016 at 07:27
Sorry Wendy, just seen your post. Sounds like blanket weed. I have it too, amazing how quickly it spreads when the weather is warm. I have a stool I sit on and a long cane which I use to remove the weed. I make the cane go in small circles winding up the weed the dump it at the side of the pond for any wildlife to find their way back into the water. (OH says I look like a garden gnome fishing 😏
There are chemicals to control it or barley straw but I am trying to do without hoping a balance will be reached naturally.
Only a few tadpoles left 😩. I think they are being eaten. They grow back legs then disappear. I've not seen a single baby frog. Still, this is a long term project so I'll keep trying!