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Old 19-03-2003, 05:08 PM
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Default Blanket weed on my baby water lilies

I have a number of very young water lily plants in three-inch pots, in
plastic buckets, which I am growing-on to sell at our horticultural society
plant sale in May, to help our funds. However, the bright sunlight has
encouraged a lovely crop of prize-winning blanket weed and, obviously, no
one will buy them like that.

I had this trouble at the end of last year and tried to kill it using Tetra
Pond 'Algo Fin' blanket weed control but, although I made several
applications each time doubling the recommended dosage, it didn't work.

Can anyone advise what the maximum dosage is likely to be or if there is
another method that I can use. Obviously, commercial growers must be faced
with this problem, buit I have never seen any signs of it when visiting
nurseries.

Thanks in anticipation.

Eric






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Old 20-03-2003, 12:32 AM
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Default Blanket weed on my baby water lilies

On Wed, 19 Mar 2003 17:09:59 -0000, eric wrote:

I have a number of very young water lily plants in three-inch pots, in
plastic buckets, which I am growing-on to sell at our horticultural society
plant sale in May, to help our funds. However, the bright sunlight has
encouraged a lovely crop of prize-winning blanket weed and, obviously, no
one will buy them like that.

I had this trouble at the end of last year and tried to kill it using Tetra
Pond 'Algo Fin' blanket weed control but, although I made several
applications each time doubling the recommended dosage, it didn't work.

Can anyone advise what the maximum dosage is likely to be or if there is
another method that I can use. Obviously, commercial growers must be faced
with this problem, buit I have never seen any signs of it when visiting
nurseries.

Thanks in anticipation.

Eric


Chuck half a pound of barley straw in for every square metre of surface
area, make sure it is netted in a bag and stays just below the surface.
That will slow the blanket weed to a crawl, and when you go to fish it out
you will find it very thin and weak.. eventually it will disappear with
yearly repeats.
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Old 22-03-2003, 07:32 PM
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Default Blanket weed on my baby water lilies

Many thanks. I'll give it a try. Must confess I have never used it.

Eric


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On Wed, 19 Mar 2003 17:09:59 -0000, eric wrote:

I have a number of very young water lily plants in three-inch pots, in
plastic buckets, which I am growing-on to sell at our horticultural

society
plant sale in May, to help our funds. However, the bright sunlight has
encouraged a lovely crop of prize-winning blanket weed and, obviously,

no
one will buy them like that.

I had this trouble at the end of last year and tried to kill it using

Tetra
Pond 'Algo Fin' blanket weed control but, although I made several
applications each time doubling the recommended dosage, it didn't work.

Can anyone advise what the maximum dosage is likely to be or if there is
another method that I can use. Obviously, commercial growers must be

faced
with this problem, buit I have never seen any signs of it when visiting
nurseries.

Thanks in anticipation.

Eric


Chuck half a pound of barley straw in for every square metre of surface
area, make sure it is netted in a bag and stays just below the surface.
That will slow the blanket weed to a crawl, and when you go to fish it out
you will find it very thin and weak.. eventually it will disappear with
yearly repeats.
--
\\(`)//





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