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Winter Colour

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.

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A Wet Night in Torquay

We have been busy with the Environment Agency in the last few weeks with additional call outs on top of our weekly maintenance visits to the Torbay area.

The majority of the work is preventative vegetation management. To increase flow and reducing blockages in water courses.

However all the leaves which gave us such a beautiful autumn have now fallen and coupled with torrential rain last week meant we were out during the night clearing blockages.

Our on-call teams were able attend site at short notice to prevent a serious rainfall event turning into flooding problems.

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