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Truxor machines come to the CLA Game Fair

With just a few days to go before the CLA Game Fair at Ragley Hall in Warwickshire, fingers are crossed for the fine weather to hold out. We are busy preparing for our stand (D0429) where we will have 3 of our Truxor amphibious machines on display for visitors to get...

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Reed beds – management and conservation

Reed beds are areas dominated by Common reed, (Phragmites australis) a perennial and flood-tolerant grass that grows to over 2 metres high.  The reed beds provide an essential habitat for a wide range of plants, animals,  insects and invertebrates and their decline...

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Aquatic plants can take over your lake

Despite the coolest of starts to this summer, aquatic plants are making a valiant effort to grow both on the banks of lakes, ponds and rivers and in the water itself.  These plants play a vital role in aquatic ecosystems – producing oxygen, absorbing nutrients,...

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The benefits of dewatering bags

Committing to renovating a canal or lake is a large undertaking. As it’s likely that the dredging and removal of silt will be the largest factor in terms of time, ensuring this is dealt with efficiently and effectively is essential in order to keep costs in hand....

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Spring and summer on the canals

Now that spring has finally arrived invariably thoughts are turning to activities of the outdoor type, and a surprising number of people will turn to Britain’s 2000 plus miles of canals for their leisure time. Whether for a stroll along the tow paths, a holiday...

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Lake Restoration and Marginal Planting

Lake restoration is always a significant project to undertake. The end result needs to have a balance that adds benefit to the watercourse and the surrounding environment, as well as being aesthetically pleasing. One way of achieving this is to install marginal plants...

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Invasive aquatic plants banned by Government

First-hand experience of the damage caused by invasive aquatic plants is not a pleasant one.  Once established, they quickly spread, crowding out native species, restricting light and oxygen in the water and creating a threat to fish and other wildlife in their native...

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Silt Recycling & Nicospan Fencing

During the autumn and winter is the time when many of us need to remove the silt from our lakes, ponds and waterways, when vegetation has died back and access is as easier.  Nutrients in the silt will cause the weeds to grow and starve the water of oxygen, impacting...

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Wage a War on Water Soldier

 Water Soldier (Stratiotes aloides) A number of lakes and ponds throughout the UK have seen an invasion of Water Soldier. The size and rapid growth of the Water Soldier in these circumstances is to the detriment of other plants, and it inhibits leisure activity, such...

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Now is the time to think about tackling silt!

 Over time the build-up of silt in any body of water will cause some serious issues and with autumn approaching it’s time to think about an essential element of maintenance – silt removal - if you want to avoid: •             Increased risk of flooding •            ...

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