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Scone Park Pond Plant Clearance

This is Scone Park Pond.  We planted it many years ago and since then it has been invaded by narrow-leaved bulrush (Typha angustifolia.)  The seed was probably brought in on the feet of water birds or blown in directly.  It's a nice plant but not...

Kay Park Pond, complete with fountain

Re-opening of Kay Park Pond

The pond at Kay Park in East Ayrshire has been officially re-opened and is being enjoyed by young and old visitors alike. The naturalisation project that Water Gems have worked on there has involved installing a boardwalk and creating a wetland and marginal beds. Plant establishment...

Pretty much perfect, informal pond.

Perfect Pond!

A couple of years back we did a pond renovation in a garden outside Livingston.  (See before and after photos below.) We went back recently to see how it was doing and were very pleased to see how wonderful it is looking.  Clearly the clients...

Kay Park Boardwalk 2018

Kay Park Summer 2018

This is the Kay Park pond naturalisation project, which we carried out over the winter, is now looking good and all the plants have flourished with marsh marigold, flag iris, water mint and purple loosestrife all flowering at different points over the summer. The boardwalk is...

Shapely Pond – 1 Year On

Here are the latest photos of the 'Shapely Pond' we built last year for a client off Dalkeith Road, as part of a garden designed by New Dimensions. It is looking good surrounded by the spring green of the lawn with all the filtration that keeps...

Swan at the Lido

Spring at The Stenhouse Lido

The Stenhouse Lido pool is bursting into life now that spring has finally come, the swans are nesting again too. There are lots of things that you would expect : some bright yellow marsh marigold, the frog spawn amongst the flag iris, and willow catkins. The swans...

Kay Park panoramic

Kay Park

The boardwalk, wetland and marginal beds are 99% finished over at Kay Park in Kilmarnock. It has been a long slog for all the guys, in pretty difficult conditions, so thanks to all of them for sticking it out! Working on this was completely different from...

Nesting Wrens

Nesting Wrens

One of our clients has a house martin nest under their porch. In the winter it is used by wrens to sleep in  and a whole bunch of wrens have been using it during the recent cold nights. You can see it takes them about 10...