This picture of the Severn Acre lake at the Royal Horticultural Society Garden Wisley shows what can be achieved when skilled and knowledgeable gardeners decide to create some winter colour next to a lake.
We first worked on the Seven Acre lake nearly twenty years ago, we cleaned it out, installed some revetment and put in a bentonite cut off trench to help maintain summer water levels. We also built a cascade and pump system all in the wettest autumn for years.
Last year we were asked to build a retaining wall around part of the lake to support the bank, and then the RHS staff took over with the planting, with the spectacular results in the photograph.
Kingcombe have been busy over the past 6 months de-silting in various locations over the South West including a project near Dorchester.
Working with the Environment Agency, we carefully reinstated a section of River back to its original condition.
Before the works started, an ecologist surveyed the area which determined when the work could take place and agreed the working methods.
A pre-start meeting took place to agree access, parking and emergency procedures.
Prior to starting, a detailed site specific inspection, environmental and site risk assessment and methodology were completed.
During the works
Using a hydraulic excavator and a dumper, the silt and vegetation was removed from the river to a stockpile for later disposal.
And it doesn’t stop there for 2016! This month, one of our site teams will be busy right up to Christmas de-silting a private lake near Warminster.
De-silting has been one of Kingcombe’s core activates for nearly 30 years and it gives us great pleasure to return a lake/pond/river or reservoir back to its original beauty.
Please contact us if you require further information on de-silting.