The tadpoles had been doing a good job of eating the blanket weed but I was worried that it was starting to grow a little too quickly for my liking so yesterday evening I carefully removed the big clump that had been growing right on top of my Hairgrass plant.
To remove it I started by filling a bowl with some water from the pond and then I carefully used a small stick to wrap the blanket weed around. Once it was wrapped around the stick I fished it out of the pond and put it straight into the bowl, breaking it down into smaller clumps so I could carefully check through it for any creatures that might have have been caught in it.
After checking the clumps I placed them on the edging stones to give any creatures I'd missed a chance to return to the pond and I then emptied the bowl of water carefully back into the pond.
view from the right side of the garden
view from the left side of the garden