Do you have persistent problems with blanketweed or duckweed in your pond? Phosphate (a form of phosphorus) found in fish food and tap water may be the problem.
Phosphorus is an essential element for life. Usually it is bound with oxygen and other minerals to form phosphates. It is also found in animal bones (calcium phosphate).
High levels of phosphate in ponds are a major cause of green water and blanketweed problems, and can also cause nuisance levels of duckweed. Continue reading
Recently the UK government has announced that five varieties of pond plant are to be banned from sale next year.
Until recent years perhaps only Japanese Knotweed had been as high in public perception as a problem, but this is likely to change in the future Continue reading
With autumn tints all around, and leaves falling fast, now is the time to make sure that your pond is ready for the months ahead. Continue reading
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