This is the start of a job to create a new pond for conservation of Great Crested Newts. I learned today that newts travel a kilometre overland to find new ponds and they use their sense of smell to avoid ponds with resident fish (the fish kill the baby newts 😦
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Not a hobbit’s house but it is in Northampton-Shire. I designed and built this pool house from scratch for a client: inside is the swimming pool electrics and equipment.
The garden was originally a flat rough lawn. Three weeks later there is a patio facing the sun and newly sown lawn edged with herbaceous cottage garden plants.
This is the start of a project to break up rough concrete and improve drainage in a narrow space between the house, garage and boundary fence. Watch this space as the work progresses.
This was a small job to repair a rotten fence brought down by a smothering of ivy. The client removed the ivy himself and wanted to re-use the existing gate. We’re always pleased to recycle and reuse.