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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i've spent half an hour pulling blanketweed out (slowly, so as not to disturb the critters too much); is it a case of frequent management, or waiting till there's more cover from lilies, and water hawthorn, etc., to cut the light getting to it, or do people resort to other measures?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yesterday I received my order of plants from Wetland Plants in the UK. I put the water milfoil straight in and planted the flowering rush, Iris ensata, water hawthorn and white water lily in temporary pots in buckets of water, 'cos I forgot to get and compost for them - I use loam-based seed compost as it has little in the way of nutrients.

They were only small, bare-rooted plants, but are lovely and healthy.

MK - my new pond is a similar shape to yours. Just have to hope it looks as good when planted Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't think there's a defined answer to Blanketweed. Some years it's all over the pond; another year, no evidence of it. Lilies should be at full cover now.

A bale of Barley Straw is supposed to work wonders. I think the cause of blanket weed is too much nitrates in the pond but the amount of nitrate can be difficult to control in practice.

I use UV lights in the filters and that seems to work OK.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cheers; one of the issues i have (as you can see from the pic) is that the pond is less than a year old so not mature. dug in november, i think, and started planting a few months back.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice job, MK. When did you finish it - it looks well settled.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it was dug and filled in november, and left over the winter to settle. started getting the plants in this spring; we built the mound behind it that the acer is planted on with the soil dug out from the pond.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's very satisfying after all the hard work, isn't it?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having trouble putting pics up says 1mb limit how d I sort that,
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

softlad wrote:
Having trouble putting pics up says 1mb limit how d I sort that,
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I normally put my pics up on photobucket and then link to the picture with [IMG] tags.

You could also use an image resizer programme on your computer.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Compress your photos. Easily done.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:34 pm    Post subject: PICS Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brilliant setting.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, that is a lovely setting. With a little time and maturity that is going to look fantastic! Very Happy I like the use of the mature birch trees.
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