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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,...

From Mudbath to Curving Boardwalk

From mudbath to curving boardwalk and wetland – the Bearsden project is just about finished. These were pretty rough conditions for the guys building the boardwalk and wetland system for Balfour Beattie over in Bearsden. We needed our big wellies to work on this one! The biggest...

Gabion Wall Construction

The gabion wall construction in West Lothian has started. The baskets are filled with a facing layer of sandstone from CED, then backfilled with a conventional quarry stone for gabions. Once finished this retaining wall will hold up the soil banking behind it. It makes a really...

Hailes Quarry Park

We've really enjoyed working on this project at Hailes Quarry Park in Edinburgh. Here's Nick Easterbrook, Hubert and Stephen putting the finishing touches to the boardwalk and wetland. It looks a bit of a mud bath just now but once all the big wetland plants go...

End of An Era

Today was a sad day as the Dedridge Environmental Ecology Project (DEEP) officially hung up their boots. Roley and Wilma and all their friends in the DEEP group have worked for years to improve the environment along the Dedridge burn in Livingston. We were lucky enough...