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#1 wotnobivvy

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 04:50 PM

During the summer I remove the leaves to encourage new growth. Now they are slowly going brown. Should I remove all at one fell swoop, or leave them a bit longer


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Posted 21 December 2013 - 09:50 PM

I'm taking a guess here but it would seem likely that as they die and dissolve, they provide food for a host of small critters that in turn provide food for larger critters.  It that is really the case, leaving them would probably be best.  If its not then it probably doesn't matter what you do with them.


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Posted 22 December 2013 - 01:23 AM

wotnob,

 

Saw this  "BBC Gardening Guides pond care".  Down toward the bottom is your answer.

 

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This afternoon I updated Windows 8.1 to 8.1? and now I can't cut and paste.  I'll post in the thread on thesubject. 



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 08:12 AM

I'm the same as you phone, using  I e can't cut and paste, can't quote you for example when posting. yup, update's are not compatible on a n. As on the techie forum, try another browser or reset to an earlier time and get rid of the update for now. 


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Posted 22 December 2013 - 08:34 AM

I'm not sure it is Win 8.1 causing your problems.  More likely you are using IE-11 with the Win8.1 update and that is hosing things.  IE-11 is not playing nice with quite a few sites including Ebay where there are loads of complaints on the boards.  I think an updated (& buggy) version came as part of the 8.1 update. Try with Chrome or Firefox.

 

The below from Win8.1 - highlight > press CTRL-C (for copy) > move cursor to new location > press CTRL-V for paste 

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This afternoon I updated Windows 8.1 to 8.1? and now I can't cut and paste.  I'll post in the thread on thesubject. 

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This one (below) using highlight > copy > move cursor > paste

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I'm the same as you phone, using  I e can't cut and paste, can't quote you for example when posting. yup, update's are not compatible on a n. As on the techie forum, try another browser or reset to an earlier time and get rid of the update for now.

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I also cut  the 2nd & third sentences at the beginning of this post & pasted them where they are now.


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 12:52 PM

Do not remove the Lilly leaves in one go in Summer or Autumn.

 

The leaves help the pond regulate itself. The leaves block sunlight, which reduces Algae blooms, keeps the water cooler than if they were absent and provides food for invertebrates when they live, die or decay. The more growth there is the more nutrients are required which starves Algae of food.

If you want to remove them do it in winter using a garden rake, ensure that you cap the metal ends.

If you have a good sized swimming pool then you can empty some of the pond water into it water thus giving you easier access.

Don't worry about disturbing the silt as it does the pond good to have the bottom disturbed as it releases gases not necessarily wanted in the pond.

The lower water levels will also allow you to maintain the pond. It will also give you the opportunity of removing any diseased roots from the stock thus ensuring the continued health of the plant.

 

I use a Vac wet and dry hoover to remove excess silt, don't take it all.

 

If you have a lot of, as I do, you can cut in half any root tuber and sell them on Ebay.



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 03:04 PM

Do not remove the Lilly leaves in one go in Summer or Autumn.

 

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Thanks for that. I will remove the debris from the bottom later.


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