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Pond blanket weed

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 21:59

Thanks for all your advise.  I will leave it for a while and maybe try old tights and some real Barley straw and keep pulling it out daily.  Thanks again.

How to tame a Hollyhock!

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 18:40

I have Hollyhocks seeding everywhere and last year we noticed them growing in a small space between the house and patio.  We left them because it reminded us of a holiday last year in the Ile de Rieu in France where they grown on in the gaps. However if they do damage I will take them up.  They are about 8 ft tall and just flowering!

Pond blanket weed

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 18:34

Thanks hogweed.  No I haven't got a uv filter but will look into this.  

Pond blanket weed

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 17:24

I cleaned out my pond early Spring by emptying it.  It's quite small, about 8ft at the longest and 6 ft at the widest with only part of it 3 ft  deep.  I put Blagdon Fresh Start I. To rebalance the water, put the plants back the few fish I had left and it seemed fine.  In May I restocked the fish and put net over it as I lost of lot of fish through herons over the years.  In the last few weeks I hve been plagued with blanket weed which I have to remove daily.  I use the Blagdons Barley Straw extract.  I have used this many times before and also the Barley Straw Floating packs.  However, I lost 5 fish on consecutive days and I'm not sure what's killing them.  Surely the Barley Straw extract is a natural product and has never killed fish Or is the blanket week damaging them. It is clogging up the pump on a daily basis and I am pulling it out by hand.  Any suggestions!??

LILY BEETLES

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 18:44

Thanks Rosie!

LILY BEETLES

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 14:37

Thanks to you both.  Pravado it is then.

LILY BEETLES

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 12:56

I have talked about this before but it still bugging mr ( excuse the pun)!  I have some lovely lilies which take pride of place in my raised bed.  After many years of fantastic flowers the last couple of years they have been stripped of their leaves.  I brought them in the Conservatory half way through last summer but they still carried on deteriorated.  I cleaned all the bulbs and have planted them in pots and left them in the greenhouse.  Can I treat them with anything?  Big guns needed so I can put them out once again.  Any ideas?  I have tried painstakingly picking them off, sunflower oil spray etc.

Begonia tubers

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 18:18
Thanks to you both!

Begonia tubers

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 16:55
I thought I had purchased plug plants but they are bulbs. The last time I order Begonia tubers less than half germinated. The instructions say to plant in shallow boxes containing a mixture of loam/ leaf mould/sand. Can I buy a mixture like this? Sorry about my ignorance. I do have some rotted leaf mould but not sure what is meant by " loam". Help please.

LILY BULBS

Posted: 12/12/2012 at 20:11

Thanks everone.  I shall plant them tomorrow

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Discussions started by lindapalmara

Pond blanket weed

Can't get rid of it 
Replies: 6    Views: 200
Last Post: 05/07/2014 at 21:59

LILY BEETLES

How to eradicate  
Replies: 18    Views: 542
Last Post: 25/04/2014 at 09:39

Begonia tubers

Soil 
Replies: 3    Views: 402
Last Post: 14/04/2013 at 18:18

LILY BULBS

Lily beetles 
Replies: 6    Views: 588
Last Post: 13/12/2012 at 10:05

PELAGONIUMS

Annuals 
Replies: 4    Views: 551
Last Post: 02/08/2012 at 22:40

CUTTING BACK CLIMBERS

Putting up new fence 
Replies: 3    Views: 612
Last Post: 29/07/2012 at 02:30

LILY BULBS

When can I lift my lily bulbs 
Replies: 11    Views: 907
Last Post: 28/07/2012 at 14:42
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