Every year as soon as the weather warms up and the sun comes out we are faced with a bloom of fibrous or slimy green algae, green-water or duckweed.
There are many different pond water algae treatments available to solve these problems, all of which are pesticide free and harmless to fish and wild-life.
Some treatments are based on a old remedy of Barley Straw as a natural product, others are a bi-product in the form of a liquid extract. CLOVER-LEAF voted two years running in " koi-magazine " works by reducing minerals and enzymes.
All treatments respond better when the water is aerated.
Lilies Water Gardens Latest Blog Posts(Thu, 09 Feb 2017 17:57:34 +0000)
Lythrum Salicara Attracting Bees and Pollinators If you want to attract Bees and other pollinating insects to your water garden, I would strongly recommend introducing Lythrum Salicara (common name Loosestrife), or one of its hybrid cultivars. Purple Loosestrife is a … Continue reading (Tue, 07 Feb 2017 20:24:02 +0000)
Filipendula Ulmaria-Meadow Sweet Filipendula Ulmaria, also known as Meadow Sweet, Queen of the Meadow, and Meadwort is a perennial herb that is widespread and native to the UK, and can be found throughout Europe. A moisture loving verging … Continue reading (Sat, 28 Jan 2017 11:17:31 +0000)
Grey Herons Latin name Ardea Cinerea, grey Herons are large water birds that are native to the UK. However, they have a larger distribution and can be found throughout Europe, Asia and Africa. Herons are freshwater and coastal birds and … Continue reading (Sat, 28 Jan 2017 09:43:33 +0000)
Eleocharis Acicularis (Hair Grass) This is one of my favourite versatile water garden plants. Also known as Needle Spike Rush, Hair Grass is attractive and adaptable to a large range of different conditions. It’s a terrestrial plant meaning that … Continue reading (Thu, 26 Jan 2017 12:46:08 +0000)
Amphibian Watch Autumn-Winter 2016 During my autumn nursery tidy up this year, I was amazed at the amount of Amphibians I found almost on a daily basis. Most of them I found under plant trays, but some were found … Continue reading (Sat, 22 Oct 2016 09:27:56 +0000)
Pond and Water Plants in Colour There are hundreds of thousands of plants from all corners of the world that grow in still and running water. Unfortunately, the majority of these are too invasive or simply not interesting enough … Continue reading (Sat, 01 Oct 2016 13:51:31 +0000)
Hardy Purple. Blue and Glowing Vivid Pink Water Lilies Over the past ten years there has been a new breakthrough in Water Lily hybridization and now, there are dozens of frost hardy purple, vivid glowing pink and blue Water … Continue reading (Sun, 19 Jun 2016 07:52:28 +0000)
Marsilea (Four Leafed Water Clover) Also known as Four Leafed Water Fern, Marsilea are Aquatic Ferns that grow in water up to 30cm in depth and there are many different species from all corners of the world. All species are … Continue reading (Sun, 19 Jun 2016 07:41:46 +0000)
Eriophorum (Cotton Grass) Cotton Grasses are very popular for a reason. Their flowers heads of cotton give a whole new visual aspect to the water garden. They all grow in shallow water and are therefore, suitable for the … Continue reading (Sun, 15 May 2016 08:33:11 +0000)
Water Voles or Latin Name (Arvicola Amphibious) The European Water Vole also known as the ‘Water Rat’ was once widespread throughout the British Isles. Now a protected species but sadly still in decline, their population has dropped due … Continue reading