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Natural organic method of pond algae control (blanketweed). 100% Organic.

Safe for use with fish and wildlife - you cannot overdose with barleystraw

Supplied in - 2x Minibale. Each minibale is 33x10cm (13x4") in size. Supplied with a float to keep the barleystraw minibale afloat - it does not want to rest at the bottom of the pond.

Treats - Blanketweed and green water

Directions and Dosage - Each mini bale treats 2000 gallons (9000 litres) for 6 months. Place barleystraw mini bale in the pond in February - one month in advance of warm March days. Add a replacement bale in July so that it is activated before the earlier one is due for removal in August to maintain continuity. Take the second bale due out in December - no barleystraw is required January due to the cold.

To calculate the volume of your pond - length x width x depth in feet x 6.25 = volume in gallons

Care Tips - The minibale is best positioned near a waterfall or pump outlet so moving water rushes through the barleystraw as oxygen is important for its active process.

Extra Information - All packaging is made from recycled or recyclable plastic or cardboard. 

Will my plants arrive potted?

Yes, all our 9cm, 11cm and 23cm Marginal Pond Plants, Deep Water plants and Waterillies will be sent out to you pre-planted in a mesh basket with our aquatic compost and will have been fed with an aquatic feed ball.

Bunched and loose Oxygenators will be sent out bareroot or bunched with a weight and can be dropped straight into the pond as they are delivered .

Moist plants are sent out in solid pots that you would remove before planting into the soil. 

Can Koi fish or ducks eat my plants?

Yes, they may well do. We cannot guarantee that any plants will survive hungry fish and ducks. We would recommend going for Iris or woodier stemmed plants and forming some sort of barrier between the plants and any large fish or wild fowl.

How does my order arrive?

Plant orders are dispatched to UK destinations only but we cannot send to Northern Ireland. Your order will be picked in the Nursery and will be sealed in airtight, waterproof packaging to keep it fresh during transit. Please unwrap all plants from the packaging as soon as possible and place in the situation/depth specified on each plant ticket.

Delivery details -

Delivery cost is calculated on total order value as follows:

Order Value Delivery Cost
£50.00 and under £6.00 *
Over £50.00 FREE *

* Postcode surcharges for certain postcodes:

  • Add £10 – AB, DD8 – 9, FK19 – 21, IV1 – 40, IV63, KW1 – 14, PA21 – 40, PH1 – 41, PH49 – 50, PO30 – 41 & TR21 – 25
  • Add £25 – HS1 – 9, IM, IV41 – 56, KA27 – 28, KW15 – 17, PA20, PA41 – 49, PA62 – 76, PH42 – 44 & ZE