Water Hyacinth mystery

Discussion in 'Pond Archive' started by DennisW, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. DennisW

    DennisW Guest

    Anyone know who or what may be making my water hyacinths disappear
    without trace. Lost 4 floating plants in a week. No human access to
    back garden. No trace of detritus from an animal ravaged plant round
    pond. A real mystery (to me at least). Is there a water hyacinth
    DennisW, Jun 14, 2010
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  2. Our koi go after the roots and quickly devour small hyacinth. What
    fish have you in the pond? This year deer have tried out our hyacinth
    as well, although they do not seem to like them much.

    Phyllis and Jim, Jun 14, 2010
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  3. "DennisW" wrote in message
    Raccoons love water hyacinth! I'd bet money this is the culprit.
    John M. Darnielle, Jun 14, 2010
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    kathy Guest

    kathy, Jun 15, 2010
  5. DennisW

    DennisW Guest

    No fish of any sort. Just frogs and newts. My garden is quite large
    for urban standards, but certainly harbours no deer! I am however
    plagued by Herons, Foxes, Squirrels, Magpies and pigeons, plus an
    occasional visit from two Mallards.
    DennisW, Jun 15, 2010
  6. DennisW

    DennisW Guest

    No raccoons in the UK John, thank God! Forgot to admit my location,
    sorry I didn't mention it in my original post.
    DennisW, Jun 15, 2010
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    ~ jan Guest

    I'll blame it on the fox then. I've found them pulled out and dried up away
    from the pond (WH not foxes), so perhaps that is what happened to yours,
    drug off... or they walked away on their own?

    I'm thinking water gardening space aliens, since you have no thieving
    raccoons. ;-) ~ jan
    ~ jan, Jun 16, 2010
  8. You wouldn't have a trail cam by any chance? Probably not in the

    While I think of it, where in the UK are you? We live in
    Cambridge.and Bar hill when is was researching...several decades ago!

    Phyllis and Jim, Jun 17, 2010
  9. DennisW


    what kind of little green eating vermin do you have? nutria in the south of US will
    go for almost anything. Ingrid
    Somewhere between zone 5 and 6 tucked along the shore of Lake Michigan
    on the council grounds of the Fox, Mascouten, Potawatomi, and Winnebago
    , Jun 18, 2010
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    kathy Guest

    kathy, Jun 19, 2010
  11. DennisW

    DennisW Guest

    In Yardley, Birmingham. No, no trail cam. Where are you placed?
    DennisW, Jun 19, 2010
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    Jim Elbrecht Guest

    Do you have a Canon point and shoot digital camera? My favorite
    open source freeware can make it detect motion-


    Jim Elbrecht, Jun 19, 2010
  13. We are in Jackson, Mississippi. Far from Cambridge or Birmingham!

    I used to have a candle firm when I was studying in Cambridge. My
    partner and i went to a lot of shops in various cities, among them
    Birmingham. I don't recall where Yardly is in relation to the city.

    Phyllis and Jim, Jun 19, 2010
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