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I went out to check my pond today after a week away. The air was at
77 degrees! The water celery is clearly starting to grow! The
hyacinth is asleep.

My blueberries and blackberries are budding and pushing leaves.

Spring is coming to the South.

Jim


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I went out to check my pond today after a week away. The air was at
77 degrees! The water celery is clearly starting to grow! The
hyacinth is asleep.

My blueberries and blackberries are budding and pushing leaves.

Spring is coming to the South.

Jim

I've got lily pads coming up. Was 80+ last week for a day or so, now
back to 70s here in So Cal.
I seem to remember that hyacinth doesn't get going until late Spring or
so out here. By Summer, you can't stop it!

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Hi Kurt,

We are not jealous...just wishing.

Our hyacinth do take time getting going. Ours generally come in to
end the green water phase of spring...tho we have begun running our UV
to prevent the green. It goes off once the hyacinth begin doing their
thing..

Our lillies have buds visible, but are not yet pushing leaves. We
have some new colors from late last season, so we are looking very
much forward to the new blooms!

So. Cal. leads us in temp.

Jim

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Phyllis and Jim wrote:

Hi Kurt,

We are not jealous...just wishing.

Our hyacinth do take time getting going. Ours generally come in to
end the green water phase of spring...tho we have begun running our UV
to prevent the green. It goes off once the hyacinth begin doing their
thing..

Our lillies have buds visible, but are not yet pushing leaves. We
have some new colors from late last season, so we are looking very
much forward to the new blooms!

So. Cal. leads us in temp.

Jim


I've got friends in SC who now swelter on occasion.
I'm just looking forward to my relandscaping of the coping area.

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The only thing that seems to be growing apace in my pond is blanket weed :-(

I need to get out there and pull it out but it's still too cold for me
to be tempted to plunge my arm into freezing water

Gill



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On Mar 4, 11:02*am, Gill Passman wrote:
The only thing that seems to be growing apace in my pond is blanket weed :-(

I need to get out there and pull it out but it's still too cold for me
to be tempted to plunge my arm into freezing water

Beats frozen water, though! Oddly, I remember visiting Britain and
drinking warm ale.
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The only thing that seems to be growing apace in my pond is blanket weed
:-(

I need to get out there and pull it out but it's still too cold for me to
be tempted to plunge my arm into freezing water

Gill


Mine too.
I use a length of cane to wrap it around.
Much warmer :-)

peter

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denizen wrote:

On Mar 4, 11:02*am, Gill Passman wrote:
The only thing that seems to be growing apace in my pond is blanket weed
:-(

I need to get out there and pull it out but it's still too cold for me
to be tempted to plunge my arm into freezing water

Beats frozen water, though! Oddly, I remember visiting Britain and
drinking warm ale.


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2pods wrote:
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The only thing that seems to be growing apace in my pond is blanket weed
:-(



Mine too.
I use a length of cane to wrap it around.
Much warmer :-)

peter

I'll give that a go if the sun comes out tomorrow. I'm thinking that if
I don't get rid of it now it will take over within the next few weeks
and smother what few plants I have at the moment....

Thanks
Gill

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The only thing that seems to be growing apace in my pond is blanket weed
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Mine too.
I use a length of cane to wrap it around.


Much warmer :-)

peter

I'll give that a go if the sun comes out tomorrow. I'm thinking that if I
don't get rid of it now it will take over within the next few weeks and
smother what few plants I have at the moment....

Thanks
Gill

you could also try the small electro magnetic things.
I think they're about 25
http://www.blagdonwatergardens.co.uk...ntroller_1.htm
I have one on each, and while there is less weed it's still there.

Apparently these are the ones to have
http://www.blagdonwatergardens.co.uk...-control_2.htm
but my ponds are too small.

peter



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you could also try the small electro magnetic things.
I think they're about 25
http://www.blagdonwatergardens.co.uk...ntroller_1.htm
I have one on each, and while there is less weed it's still there.

Apparently these are the ones to have
http://www.blagdonwatergardens.co.uk...-control_2.htm
but my ponds are too small.

peter

I'll bookmark that if manual removal doesn't help......I seem to recall
from my last pond keeping adventure that stuff like barley straw helps
as well - or maybe I'm thinking of something different.......

Gill

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2pods wrote:
you could also try the small electro magnetic things.
I think they're about 25
http://www.blagdonwatergardens.co.uk...ntroller_1.htm
I have one on each, and while there is less weed it's still there.

Apparently these are the ones to have
http://www.blagdonwatergardens.co.uk...-control_2.htm
but my ponds are too small.

peter

I'll bookmark that if manual removal doesn't help......I seem to recall
from my last pond keeping adventure that stuff like barley straw helps as
well - or maybe I'm thinking of something different.......

Gill


You're right.
I've never tried the straw packs myself, but there is also bottled extracts
too.

peter

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Done the deed with a bamboo stick (keeping it well clear of the liner) -
it's a bit like twirling candyfloss....anyway pond is now pretty much
clear of blanket weed - along with my aerating plants that got tangled
with it :-( Disturbed a frog who didn't look best pleased....

On the bright side - the lily I put in last autumn as a trial is
starting to show new shoots :-)

Can't wait for the LFS's to get their spring plants in.....I guess
that's still another month or so off...

Gill

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You're right.
I've never tried the straw packs myself, but there is also bottled extracts
too.

peter

Yeah, I've seen the bottled extracts. Anyway I braved the cold and tried
the stick trick - it worked really well - so for now I have an almost
blanket weed free pond :-)

Thanks
Gill

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Yeah, I've seen the bottled extracts. Anyway I braved the cold and tried
the stick trick - it worked really well - so for now I have an almost
blanket weed free pond :-)

Thanks
Gill

I usually toss the blanketweed in the compost bin.
However, it always pays to have a look first in case of froglets etc.
Last year there was a dragonfly larvae - scary looking thing !

peter



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