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  • Natural organic method of pond algae control (blanketweed). Safe for use with fish and wildlife - you cannot overdose with barleystraw!
  • Pack contains 2 mini bales - each mini bale treats 2000 gallons (9000 litres) for 6 months. (To calculate your volume: length x width x depth in feet x 6.25 = volume in gallons)
  • Each minibale is 33x10cm (13x4") in size.

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.

In extremes of hot weather add the second minibale early to help the old one as it is reaching the end of its active life. Remove the old one if it has gone black or it will add to your algae problems as it continues to decompose quickly in the heat.

Supplied with a float to keep the barleystraw minibale afloat - it does not want to rest at the bottom of the pond. 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.


Important delivery information

Plant orders are dispatched to UK destinations only and leave the Nursery on a Monday - Thursday inclusive to avoid the weekend. Your order will be picked in the Nursery and the ready potted plant in its basket or bareroot oxygenator (as specified in the description) will be wrapped that day in damp newspaper and a plastic bag to keep it fresh during transit. Plants will normally be dispatched within a week of our receipt of your order.

All items are then boxed for collection by the courier APC Parcelrite or UKMail that afternoon for expected delivery within 24 hours after despatch (Highlands and Islands excepted)

Please unwrap all plants from their packaging as soon as possible and place in the situations specified on the plant ticket.

Order ValueDelivery Cost
£1.00 - £29.99 £6.00
£30.00 - £99.99 £12.00
£100.00 - £199.99 £24.00
£200+ £36.00

An additional surcharge will be added 
at checkout if your delivery address
is North of Perth (+£10) or an Island 
(+£10 = PO & TR)
(+£25 = Scottish Islands, IM & BT) or 
(+£50 = JE & GY).

Reviews from other Waterside customers

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Colin parks

February 2016

Excellent service.
Plants in good condition and delivered promptly.

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Holly Meacham

May 2015

My order came very quickly, well packed and with a helpful note on planting, and I absolutely adore my new lily which is happy and healthy. The inclusion of the planting basket was rare compared to other sites I'd visited and made this an easy and well priced option. Very pleased!

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