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Silt pumping and dredging

What's the problem with silt? The temperature has dropped, the leaves have fallen, many plants are dying back and there is a winter feel to the air. It’s easy to see the impact the changing season has on fields and gardens, but what about our lakes, rivers and...

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Do you have an invasion of Water Soldier?

Water soldier (Stratiotes aloide) is a native submerged aquatic plant which has rosettes of sword shaped leaves with sharp serrated edges. A characteristic of this plant is that from June to August when it flowers, it rises to the surface of the water. It provides a...

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Eurasion Water Milfoil

Eurasion Water Milfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) is the water weed of the moment, with many experiencing problems with this aquatic plant in their lakes and ponds. Also known as Spiked Water Milfoil this submerged aquatic plant lives  in slow-flowing streams and...

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Invasive aquatic plants to watch out for this summer

Many lakes, ponds and other waterways in the UK are under threat from a whole host of invasive aquatic plants invasion of rapid growing, non-native aquatic plants. The  five most damaging non-native species were banned from sale in April this year, however the work to...

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Canadian Pondweed – The True Cost

The cost of controlling freshwater invasive species has been estimated at £25 million per year for the British economy, of which a significant part is due to Canadian pondweed (Elodea Canadensis) control. Canadian pondweed grows rapidly in favourable conditions, out...

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Flooding and Silt Removal

Flooding and silt removal are hotly debated topics at the moment, with large areas of the UK suffering the effects of horrendous weather, and the cost to business, home owners and farmers mounting. As weather patterns are changing and we have more prolonged periods of...

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Autumn Lake Management

As autumn advances we see most aquatic plants dying back. After the abundant growth of this summer, the sheer volume of decomposing material will make a dramatic difference to the quality of a lake, pond or river and keeping on top of lake management is essential.The...

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Water lilies – inspirational beauty?

Few will argue that the sight of water lilies adorning still freshwater ponds and lakes, or slow moving rivers is truly beautiful. In fact, they inspired Claude Monet to paint over 250 pictures of them in his garden in Giverny. The large, glossy dark leaves are...

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