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    Extreme Koi Member Rank = Grand Champion Andre Asagi's Avatar
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    Water Hyacinth

    Has anyone seen any water hyacinth for sale this year?

    I wondered if we could legally buy it again now, since we see no longer in the EU?

    I believe it was banned due to being invasive in southern Spain.

    It seems ridiculous to continue to ban it in the UK, on the basis of it being invasive. I have tried and failed a couple of times to keep some alive over winter, so it can't be considered invasive.

    I know it's not a priority for the UK right now but it would be nice to see it available again.

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    Extreme Koi Member Rank = Supreme Champion Frimley Koi keeper's Avatar
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    I tried some in the pond a few years ago but the koi just ripped it to bits and eat most of it

    I never managed to keep it alive over the winter either. Tried a couple of times, but as it's from a much warmer climate than we get hear, as soon as the temperature drops too far below what we would class as warm it just dies off. I did think about bringing a small bunch it into the house but thought it might just take off again and didn't want to keep cutting it back.
    All we ever wanted was everything,
    All we ever got was cold,
    Get up, eat jelly, sandwich bars and barbed wire,
    Squash every week into a day.

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    Senior Member Rank = Hassai Wain's Avatar
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    Good call . . . wonder if the nursery/garden centres can get it again ??

    loved it floating on top . . always bought a few on my visits

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