Neighbours Pond - Duckweed - Friend or Foe
Filled a new pond on Saturday. Yesterday (Sunday) a neighbour (next door but one) called at the door to offer a selection of pond plants. "How did he know i was digging a pond?"
Anyways..... He invited me to see his pond and take away whatever from a selection of plants he didn't want any more.
His pond is decades old and i'm a new neighbour, having recently moved in.
His pond is covered with duckweed! His pond is roughly 80mtrs away as the vulture fly's.
Am i doomed to find duckweed in my pond shortly? Birds will commute between ponds, frogs etc will too.
I now have a selection of water lilies, large and small and wondering what to do because they have duckweed all over them. Quietly get rid and buy new and hope i don't get duckweed or accept that i'll end up with duckweed anyway at some point and put them in the pond and save myself some money?