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Re: sun or shade?


Yes they do, although I never use it in my pond.
   
  Donna

Patricia <pdickson@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
  also don't they recommend a bale of barley for ponds?
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donna" 
To: 
Sent: Monday, May 26, 2008 11:54 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] sun or shade?


> although this will not work in a birdbath unless it is extremely
> deep....but as a water gardeners know, the right plant in the water will
> keep it clear and algae free.
>
>
> For instance.... water hyacinth and water lettuce are both plants that
> free float and the root systems absorb the excess nutrients. Problem for
> some of you as it is banned in warmer climates. It will multiply and
> where it is hardy could and is a major problem. I personally don't use
> the lettuce as it draws aphids. Of course in my pond there is a lot of
> other plants there as well....
>
>
> I don't use birdbaths here.... had some, but the birds and wildlife
> would rather use the stream in the waterfall/pond so it was a waste of
> time.
>
>
> Donna
>
>
>
>
>
> Pam Evans wrote:
> It's the lavendar that does the trick, it's a natural anti-fungal agent.
> Like tea tree oil. I may put a drop or two of essential oil in the birdie
> wading pool and do a little test out back. I could send you daylily leaves
> Theresa but they'd be toasty by the time they got there.
>
>
> On 5/26/08, Theresa G. wrote:
>>
>> Hmm- I don't have daylilies, so can't do a true trial. Seems a bit odd,
>> since it would be like leaving flowers in a vase for too long and that 
>> gets
>> disgusting. If I ever get daylilies I'll try it and let you know.
>> Theresa
>>
>> Kitty wrote:
>>
>>> I read the lavender hint in the paper the other day, assumed I was the
>>> last to know.
>>>
>>> I checked online and only found this in a few forums, which I don't 
>>> really
>>> trust if I don't know the people. One bonafide sort of site did a Q&A on 
>>> it
>>> and the professional annswered from a logical viewpoint rather than from
>>> experience. She said it would seem that putting any plant material in 
>>> water
>>> would hasten the pollution of the water.
>>>
>>> However, on one forum, the writer wrote that it helps and quoted a book 
>>> on
>>> it. She wrote:
>>> "From 1,029 birding secrets book, to stop algae from growing- bunch 6-8
>>> stems of lavender flowers w/ a daylily leaf, replace every 2-3 weeks, 
>>> put
>>> bundle on water."
>>>
>>> I suppose it's worth a try if you have the material. If you do, let me
>>> know if you detect a difference.
>>>
>>> Kitty
>>> neIN, Zone 5
>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Theresa G."
>>> To:
>>> Sent: Monday, May 26, 2008 12:32 AM
>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] sun or shade?
>>>
>>>
>>> Lavender helps? Tell more. I have one birdbath in sun and one it
>>>> shade- they both get gunky at about the same rate here.
>>>> I clean mine pretty regularly with a toilet brush (one bought just for
>>>> cleaning the bird bath). I only use water or maybe a little Simple 
>>>> Green
>>>> to clean mine.
>>>> Theresa
>>>>
>>>> Kitty wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Does a birdbath develop gunk faster in sun or shade?
>>>>>
>>>>> I know lavender helps forstall it but I don't have any. I'm cleaning
>>>>> the bowl with chlorine now and would like to keep it clean as long as
>>>>> possible. I can put it in sun or shade, doesn't matter.
>>>>>
>>>>> Any suggestions?
>>>>>
>>>>> Kitty
>>>>> neIN, Zone 5
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> Pam Evans
> Kemp TX
> zone 8A
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