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What to do with pond weed from stream?

we have a small brook running through our garden, which now has an amount of green pond weed in the brook. Can this be reused?
any help would be gratefully received.


  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,531
    Can you identify it?  If not, post a photo of the whole plant, and a closeup of the leaves, and flowers if any, and we'll see if we can.
  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,986
    When I have allowed the pond weed in our wild life pond (grows too well) to dry out on the pond edge, it all goes on the compost heap.
  • tessagardenbarmytessagardenbarmy York,North YorkshirePosts: 346
    My pond weed is rampant in this hot weather I pull it out onto bank leave it a couple of days to let creatures get back into the pond then compost it.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 21,134
    Composed for me as well. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • PosyPosy Isle of Wight.Posts: 3,601
    Yes, compost, but be careful just now. I took some weed out of my pond, inspecting every strand for tiny frogs and toads, who are waiting for rain to leave the pond. I left the weed on the edge, as recommended, but when I went to collect it I found a gang of the little pests had climbed out to explore under it and I had to spend ages rescuing them a second time!
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