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Inverleith, Edinburgh

UK & Ireland Lakes Network Annual Conference

Nick is presenting a talk on the The Practical Aspects of Urban Waterbody Regeneration next week, at the UK & Ireland Lakes Network Annual Conference. He will talk about a practical approach to the problems, and focus on techniques we use and results we have achieved....

Building a raft

Heritage Loch in East Kilbride

Nick Easterbrook, Rosie, Ronnie and Bruce started this week building a raft to apply Phoslock to the Heritage Loch in East Kilbride. Phoslock is a bentonite based material that absorbs phosphorous thereby preventing it from being available to algae for growth. The work is for...

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...

Rebuilt pools at John Hope Gateway, Edinburgh

John Hope Gateway Pools

The John Hope Gateway pools at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh are filling up. The water in the top pools highlights the outlines and as it travels over the weirs it darkens the granite which gives an unusual and interesting effect. We would like to take the...