Irish Gardeners Forum Home
 FAQFAQ   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
Custom Search
   
Weather Report /
Moon Phase for Ireland

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Irish Gardeners Forum Home -> Irish Wildlife, Irish Wild flowers and nature gardening.

LEECHES IN POND


 
Most Recent Posts funny
Last post: Sue Deacon
Skimmia seed wanted
Last post: Brendankearns
At last! A garden joke. (except maybe it's not a joke!)
Last post: Ado 2
2016 Vegetable quizz.
Last post: Greengage
 
Visit TheGardenShop.ie
Author Message
Shayne
Rank attained: Hazel Tree
Rank attained: Hazel Tree


Joined: 13 May 2009
Posts: 23
Location: Co. Limerick

PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 10:26 am    Post subject: LEECHES IN POND Reply with quote

Is this a good or bad sign of the water quality? I would presume bad quality. easy rectifying solution needed to rid pond of same. Any ideas?
_________________
PT is the way to go in this weather.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
medieval knievel
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 03 Sep 2007
Posts: 1008

PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

why do you want to get rid of them? i'd be kinda chuffed if a relatively unusual animal turned up in my pond.

however:
"Indicator Role:

abundance of leeches are generally considered indicators of very poor water quality, especially in running waters."

http://www.epa.gov/bioiweb1/html/leeches.html
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Shayne
Rank attained: Hazel Tree
Rank attained: Hazel Tree


Joined: 13 May 2009
Posts: 23
Location: Co. Limerick

PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well MK I suppose they sound rather yuckki. However unless they pose a threat aka "Return of the Giant Leech' I will keep them. I sure am not putting anything strange as in chemical in there. What life can I put in there though. It is a still pond quite large but needs a constant hose to keep the level up.

I want to put something in that ls living, any ideas?

_________________
PT is the way to go in this weather.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ponddigger
Rank attained: Orchard owner


Joined: 31 Jan 2010
Posts: 680
Location: co tipp

PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 12:56 pm    Post subject: pond Reply with quote

hi shayne. why is the pond leaking so much,you could build a waterfall and stream into the pond ,then you would have moving water.yours ponddigger
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
medieval knievel
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 03 Sep 2007
Posts: 1008

PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

not all leeches are carnivorous; if there's nothing bigger than them in there already, they may not be ones you need worry about.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Shayne
Rank attained: Hazel Tree
Rank attained: Hazel Tree


Joined: 13 May 2009
Posts: 23
Location: Co. Limerick

PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 2:47 pm    Post subject: Re: pond Reply with quote

ponddigger wrote:
hi shayne. why is the pond leaking so much,you could build a waterfall and stream into the pond ,then you would have moving water.yours ponddigger


Hi PD,

Biggish pond + not lined as the liner was about 3'000euro so we turn on the well pump anf fill it up for the summer. It's about a foot higher today.

[/img]

_________________
PT is the way to go in this weather.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ponddigger
Rank attained: Orchard owner


Joined: 31 Jan 2010
Posts: 680
Location: co tipp

PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 4:55 pm    Post subject: pond Reply with quote

hi shayne , to seal your ,you could batter clay into the sides of thepond with a digger bucket ,this is called puddling .go luck with sealing it .yours ponddigger Very Happy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Shayne
Rank attained: Hazel Tree
Rank attained: Hazel Tree


Joined: 13 May 2009
Posts: 23
Location: Co. Limerick

PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 5:37 pm    Post subject: Re: pond Reply with quote

ponddigger wrote:
hi shayne , to seal your ,you could batter clay into the sides of thepond with a digger bucket ,this is called puddling .go luck with sealing it .yours ponddigger Very Happy


Yes have heard that mentioned before. And there is some areas of grey soil somewhere. Jobbie for after summer. Ta.

_________________
PT is the way to go in this weather.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Irish Gardeners Forum Home -> Irish Wildlife, Irish Wild flowers and nature gardening. All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 

Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

Privacy Policy | Copyright © 2006 - 2016 IrishGardeners.com (part of GardenPlansIreland.com)