Plants and Bacteria

I’ve been away for a week and returned to my newly established wildlife pond in anticipation of change.

Before I left, the water was a green ‘soup’ rich in suspended algae, which received plenty of nutrients leaching from the soil I used to establish marginal plants.

It looked a bit of a mess and although I had planted lots of native species, there was little showing, with the exception of a few stunted leaves.

A week on and the ‘friendly’ bacteria (proprietor description) I added seemed to have locked up the nutrients, the water is now clear, the grass has grown into the edges and the plants have grown, some even flower!

It just shows that a little patience and distance is more rewarding than sitting there to watch the proverbial ‘paint dry’.

Nature takes over effortlessly without us!

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