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Water Soldiers for Dawn

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By Simbad


Water Soldiers for Dawn

See what I mean Dawn, sure there's loads more hiding under the surface as when I take some out and look the next day they seem to have reappeared!!!!!!!!!



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Are these the ones which drop down during the cold weather and reappear in summer please Kathy?

11 Sep, 2012

 

Wow Kathy, your pond looks fab. So many water soldiers, mine havent come up, guess they dont like my pond. I have a bit of water movement, maybe they dont like that. Your pond is very deep, isnt it, probs thats why they do so well.

11 Sep, 2012

 

Another lake ........almost as large as our garden lol beautiful, very envious.

11 Sep, 2012

 

Yes Barbara sink in winter and emerge in spring, don't know what they do down there but they multiply like mad,they had quite nice little white flowers for the first time this year.
Thanks Dawn, needs some weed raking out again,don't know how you keep on top of yours!!!!, sure your water soldiers'll get better these took a couple of year before they started rising every spring, wonder if its till the roots develope ? when I pulled a few out they had huge long roots that must've been attached to the bottom of the pond, when I put them in they didn't have hardly any root.
Thanks Dd it is nice to sit and watch the fish, very relaxing, then you see something that needs doing and thats it,lol.

12 Sep, 2012

 

Thank you Kathy I thought they were someone told me they were Chinese Water Soldiers are they the same please. I ask because I have never been able to find any in the fish centres etc. and wondered if I was asking for the wrong sort of plant. lol.

12 Sep, 2012

 

Mmmm I don't know Barbara I just know them as water soldiers, please don't buy any!!!!! as you can see I have far too many, just let me know the next time you're passing and I'll put a couple in a bag for you :-)

12 Sep, 2012

 

Oh thank you Simbad how nice of you :O) Do you think that I should wait though now until next spring as they will disappear soon.

12 Sep, 2012

 

Sure they'll be fine now Barbara but if they don't do well you can have some more in spring, they'll have doubled again by then :-)

12 Sep, 2012

 

Ok Kathy will give you a line next time I am down town and pick some up thank you.:o)

12 Sep, 2012

 

Ok :-)

12 Sep, 2012

 

Hi Kathy. Does your pond have a liner? Mine is clay lined? Probably dont like the clay.

12 Sep, 2012

 

Yes it does Dawn probably lots of silt in the bottom though.

12 Sep, 2012

 

Lovely pond,yes it's fascinating,suddenly appear,i have a still tublike pond,I put one in and it has kept the water from becoming stagnant.

14 Sep, 2012

 

Thanks Tropicalbabe, they do a good job here too the waters lovely and clear, and they give good cover for the fish, we had our first visit from a heron this year :-(, don't think he got many though as still loads in there,too many to count, I've put a trip wire round the two accessible sides now and haven't seen it again, fingers crossed :-)

14 Sep, 2012



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