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24/01/2013 at 17:29

could someone recomend a strong quality product for cleaning up large rockery stones which i cant remember the name of,i want to use something stronger than patio cleaner,last year i just put the karcgher on them which helps but looking to get them even cleaner.

24/01/2013 at 17:37

I use Algon. but similar makes are availble and it's environment  friendly. My gnome came up a treat! (old and messy) and I use it on my patio without a Karcher

24/01/2013 at 20:03

I like to see a happy gnome

26/01/2013 at 08:24

I rub my rockery stones with organic yoghurt so that they grow algae and lichens and look nicely aged 

26/01/2013 at 08:44

Much better idea Dove. 

26/01/2013 at 09:20

I like to see the stones WITH green organic surface. Because of this I "clean" nice stones with moss extract. Greetings, ThaiGer

26/01/2013 at 09:40

I much prefer the natural look. Also wonder about the effect of pressure washers and chemicals on a rockery. doesn't sound very plant and wildlife friendly

26/01/2013 at 09:43

I just use the power washer with the vortex nozzle on they look one hundred and fifty million years young in other words brand new.
It gets used for everything a long drive, patio, greenhouse, conservatory, pots and the concrete gnome my grand children bought me, how do you tell them you hate gnomes?
"Oh" and it gets the moss off the pavements edging my front lawn before the council come round spraying kill it all everywhere.


26/01/2013 at 11:17

thanks a lot everyone,i do lift the stones out and do them on the path.,i ended up going to jewson and got their own brick cleaner at £16.

26/01/2013 at 11:38

Given that the usual advice on designing and building a rockery is that two-thirds of each rock should be 'below ground', how on earth do you lift them without destroying the planting pockets? 

And given that Jewson Brick Cleaner is designed for removing limescale, I hope you've not spent a lot of money on expensive limestone for your rockery 

26/01/2013 at 11:56

i use jays cleaner on patios and rockerys if a very stubbon stain then use neat and rub with wire brush


26/01/2013 at 17:14

i think the stones are fife stones with akind of marble like effect ,they dont look goon when dirty and covered in green algy,no plants in yet.

26/01/2013 at 18:26

Then they're probably granite/silica and not limestone 

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