Pond Weed

Cleaned out my pond middle of last year with a 360 and its now got loads of weeds growing in it :mad:. Anybody know what they are as I can't really see anything similar on the net. Also, anybody have any good ideas on how to get rid, or at least reduce/control? Someone said it was duck weed, but I thought that was the green stuff that floats on the surface that you can scoop out, whereas this stuff is rooted from the bottom and grows up. I did have ideas of putting some fish in it at some point. Its fed via a land drain and overflows out and eventually into a river.
 

Attachments

  • IMG_1889[1].JPG
    IMG_1889[1].JPG
    747.4 KB · Views: 0
  • IMG_1890[1].JPG
    IMG_1890[1].JPG
    727.6 KB · Views: 0
It looks like the stuff we get in an open channel from a spring to the nearest ditch.
I was told it’s called Fools Watercress because it’s not the real thing and doesn’t last fresh when pulled. It was very peppery to taste but I was also told absolutely not to eat it as it harbours the mud snail that carries fluke worm.
I dug it all out of the channel and left it strewn about on dry land where it just shrivelled up. A bit came back so I pulled it out again which seemed to knock it on the head.
That was a couple of years ago. There is some coming back again but nowhere near as much.
Keep at it with the digger.
 

Hindsight

Member
Location
Lincolnshire
Cleaned out my pond middle of last year with a 360 and its now got loads of weeds growing in it :mad:. Anybody know what they are as I can't really see anything similar on the net. Also, anybody have any good ideas on how to get rid, or at least reduce/control? Someone said it was duck weed, but I thought that was the green stuff that floats on the surface that you can scoop out, whereas this stuff is rooted from the bottom and grows up. I did have ideas of putting some fish in it at some point. Its fed via a land drain and overflows out and eventually into a river.
Is it actually causing a problem? Fools watercress is my stab. If you google fools watercress can see plenty of images.
 
Thanks all.... Its not really causing an issue, just don't want the whole pond full of nasty weed again. It got that thick you could walk across it! Might stick the waders on and rag some out and get fish!
 

Is Red tractor detrimental to your mental health?

  • Yes, Red tractor increase my stress and anxiety

    Votes: 282 98.6%
  • No, Red tractor gives me peace of mind that the product I produce is safe to enter the food chain

    Votes: 4 1.4%

HSENI names new farm safety champions

  • 117
  • 0
Written by William Kellett from Agriland

Farm-safety-640x360.png
The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
Top