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Hedgerows and Wildflower Seed Planting

    These don’t look very exciting at the moment but they will become hedgerows and patches of wildflower. Michael finished the work in Zetland Park in Grangemouth and Crownest Park in Stenhousemuir at the start of 2020. Once they have grown up the combination works really well...

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...

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...

Inveresk Garden

Inveresk Village

Chris and Michael have been doing a good job on this project in Inveresk village, outside of Edinburgh. Designed by Carolyn Grohmann, this small courtyard  has lots of tricky  detail with fanned granite setts, reclaimed Yorkshire flagstones, black slate, paving, Corten steel, and pebbles set into...

Monday Morning Talks

Monday Mornings

We thought we'd share the joys of winter Monday mornings at the Water Gems yard. This is one of our tool box talks - in this case Nick Easterbrook discussing with everyone about securing loads on vans, maximum weights and other important issues. Given the ladders,...