Jimmie Hepburn from Devon-based Aquavision offers much needed help when it comes to dealing with the dreaded and often ever present algae and blanket weed
I am often amazed at the rate at which water plants grow in a pond. With an adequate supply of nutrients and sunlight along with a guaranteed supply of water, primary production in freshwater can be astounding. This is fine if this rapid growth is from the plants you want to encourage such as water lilies or irises for example. However, it is a different matter when green water or vast rafts of blanket weed plague the surface of the pond.