Spring Pond Clean

Pond Tips – Cleaning

March is not a bad time to do a pond clean if you can get it done before the frogs spawn. Signs your pond needs cleaning are green water, lots of duckweed and a big build-up of leaves on the bottom. If you do drain...

Ormiston, East Lothian pond work

Ormiston, East Lothian

Beautiful morning in Ormiston, East Lothian where we've been working for the local Countryside Ranger service. We have dug out a pond that was badly silted up and cleared out some of the trees to give better access from the Sustrans cyclepath.   [gallery link="file" captions="hide" columns="6"...

Gifford monk

Gifford Monk

This is a monk – not the fat jolly kind with the funny haircut but the concrete pond outlet kind. It is a very old design for an outlet structure and is so named because the abbeys were the first places to keep fish in...

Formal Pool

Pond Tips – Formal Pools

These photos illustrate some of the things not to do with a formal pool. If you are going to use a hard, consistent material like brick then see if you can soften it with some planting or at least some other material that breaks up...