1. Archive: Feb 2013

  1. Waterlogging on Construction Sites – 22/11/2012

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    This year is the worst I have experienced in all my career of landscaping. It has,as always been aggravated on sites where Contract Managers, Area Managers and Site Managers see the building of a structure through to it’s high spec finish. Then draw a sigh of relief “job done”. But is ” job done” the ambiance of a magnificent building?  Can it then be destroyed 6 months or a year later by a lack lustre, struggling, waterlogged landscape? [Too much water kills more plants than too little …Read More

  2. Water, water, everywhere Dec 2012

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    Click  this  link  to Vermydens  flood  defences  being  reinforced  over the Christmas  break  to  guard  against  flooding… http://www.elystandard.co.uk/news/gallery_environment_agency_reveals_timescale_of_flooding_risk_that_prompted_council_to_close_a1101_at_welney_1_1681756 As  most  people  who  know  landscapers  and  farmers will know,  if  you  ask  them  how  things  are, there     are   going stock  answers; ”not  too  bad”, “conditions  are  too wet/too dry”. As  we  all  know,  some  of  them  are  slightly  pessimistic. Well  …Read More

  3. Wash Flooded – 14/11/2012

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    Welney Wash Road is one again flooded, costing us at least £270 per day in re-routing costs, plus £500 per day in lost labour.  We  of  course,  must  all  look  upon  this  as  character  building  fun.   Last  week Johny from  raidio  Cambridge  was  in  the  yard  about 6:30  am.  Out  of  10  or  so  vehicles it  …Read More