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Pond Full of Elodea Crispa.

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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 16,155
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 16,155
    Thi slink is probably better, don’t think the above works.
    https://aquaplant.tamu.edu/plant-identification/alphabetical-index/water-hyacinth/
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,267
    How can something be invasive when it's in a landlocked pond?  Unless you decide to get rid of the surplus by dumping it in river.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 16,155
    That’s my thinking as well Jo. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 BristolPosts: 1,430
    At this point I have just looked at the stuff in the pond and found what I think it is from a website so it could be called something else.

    Thanks for all the advice

    I will reduce the amount in the pond use a sieve and then I can see to the bottom .
    Never change Tigers in Mid Stream
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 16,155
    Jus to lay it on the edge, everything will crawl back in when it’s ready.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 25,747
    When we have eejits dumping terrapins and mitten crabs in rivers, I don't think they'd give a second thought to dumping plants in them too.
    Devon.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 16,155
    Not to mention the animal rights lot that thought it was in everybody’s interests to let the wild boar and all the mink out from Holsworthy. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 16,926
    I’ve found that the really tiny dragonfly larvae can’t cope with more than a few seconds out of proper water, as opposed to wet weeds.  That’s why I came up with the idea of the bucket and riddle. They don’t have to crawl anywhere, they just drop straight from the weeds back into water.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 6,721
    It seems there are various plants called 'water hyacinth'.




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