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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 great resting place for dragonfly and damselfly, and shelter for […]

Come and see something a little different at the CLA Game Fair

With the CLA Game Fair at Blenheim Palace starting on 18th July we are busy preparing for our stand (B184) where we will have 3 of our Truxor amphibious machines on display for visitors to get a good look at. These amazing machines are the ideal tool to use for the management of any large ponds, […]

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 ditches, as well as lakes, ponds and flooded gravel pits. Its attractive, feathery leaves are […]

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 clear these species from our waterways continues. But it’s not only […]

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 competing natives species for nutrients and can quickly choke shallow ponds, canals, and the margins […]

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 process of decomposition of these plants will reduce oxygen […]