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mystery pond weed

Posted: 12/02/2014 at 08:59
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mystery pond weed

Posted: 12/02/2014 at 08:59
Best I can do is a poor shot from the other day sorry as the weather isn't much good.
Thanks for the ispot suggestion landgirl. I'll head over there too.

mystery pond weed

Posted: 12/02/2014 at 08:39
Hello, sorry for the late reply and thanks for all of yours. To answer some of your questions:
The weed is currently growing in water from 18 inches to 4 foot. Its currently completely submerged and seems to be staying that way. Its growing with interconnecting roots which break off easily as individual plants. The water movement in the lake since Autumn has been low as the fountain is out for maintenance over winter. I'll try to get an in situ picture for you now. And apologies in advance as I'm doing all this on my phone! Thanks again.

mystery pond weed

Posted: 11/02/2014 at 13:57
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mystery pond weed

Posted: 11/02/2014 at 13:56
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mystery pond weed

Posted: 11/02/2014 at 13:53
Ok, this may sound a bit long winded so please bare with me. The pond/lake (37x55m approx) had been neglected for many years and as a result had a large build up of leaf litter and sediment. After a discussion with a specialist it was decided to treat the lake with hydrated lime over 12 weeks last spring. This cleared the water no end and the sediment breaking down was there for all to see with no ill effects on water quality or the fish. However there was obviously massive amount of nutrients now being released into the water. After a small algal bloom and an increase in aquatic invertebrates the weeds which had been laid dormant in the previously low oxygen, nutrient poor water began to emerge. Some reeds and grasses were no problem to manage, weeding by hand but there is one plant which seems to be slowly trying to take over and I am struggling to contain it. Where the water is shallow enough to wade I pulled it out by hand hoping that the growth would slow ready for a fresh assault on it in the spring, however it has kept growing over winter. My worry is that the lilies which have been potted in the lake ready for this year will be out competed and I will end up with nothing but a mass of weeds. I have struggled to identify it and any help in the management would be greatly appreciated. Hopefully the pictures below have worked.

collapsed laurel

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 12:44

Thanks for the advice 

collapsed laurel

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 11:25

P.s please excuse dodgy spelling and grammar. Stupid phone!

collapsed laurel

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 11:23

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Hello, not sure if the picture has worked but I have a large laurel bush that has collapsed and I am after some advice of how best to approach it. There are a couple of branches that have split by mostly it ha fallen out was from the middle. My gut instinct is that the damage is too much and to cut off each trunk as high as possible and providing a framework for new growth. I know that may look a mess go a while so any suggestions on how to avoid that would be welcome!

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mystery pond weed

any help gratefully received!  
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collapsed laurel

laurel bush has collapsed, not sure how best to approach it 
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