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I agree, nearly came a cropper on some of our faux decking.....
My five-year-old went base over apex at least six times in 10 minutes, crossing and recrossing the small area of decking that had become similarly green and slimy. In the end I attacked it with washing up liquid and a heart-rushing attack with a stout broom. Three months on it is still safe to tread.
Soda crystals work a treat and seem to keep paving/decking clear of moss and slime for months.


I always laugh at my neighbours who spend hours and loads of water spraying their drives and patios to clean them. How ridiculous when all you need are the above suggestions.
The best solution I have seen for slippery wood was at Dewstow Gardens and Grottoes where there are wooden bridges over streams. They have stapled wire mesh over the wood which gives a firm grip even when it is pouring with rain and, of course, makes the paths longer-lasting.
Soda crystals are the answer. About 50p a box from Wilkos. Put the contents of the box into a watering can with hose attached and add Boiling water until full. Pour onto algae (as many watering cans full as needed)and leave for two days to work , then hose off.
Sorry, I meant "rose" not "hose" in the previous entry. Also, the soda crystal treatment last about a year.
Just buy the patio cleaner attachment for a pressure washer, saves alot of time and uses less water particularly if you use the water out a waterbutt.
i live in the western Algarve and always well almost sunny, but i have a balcony that is nearly always in the shade in summer it gets a little sun but in the winter it has none. i want to make it look a little more apealing but not sure what plants will grow, i was thinking of something evergreen ( but not ivy ) climber with flowers in the summer. and a plant that i could get over here. any suggestions appreciated.
I use a spray & leave product. It does the job without all the back breaking scrubbing. Does the job far better than I could, well and its alot easier. Has anyone not gone down this route before when dealing with Algae, Moss or Lichens?
We are planning to patio our entire garden. Someone suggested we use a groundwork company to level it all off and then layer some cement so we have a good flat surface to work with. Any comments ot suggestions on this!
It have a beautiful camelia which is in bud as we speak but every year i have lots of blueflies around it then small white squares appear under some of the leaves. Then I get masses of what looks like soot all over it, up the stams all over leaves everywhere, it still manages to produce masses of flowers but they tend to fall early or not open.


Sad to read that carolk is planning to patio entire garden. Couldn't you just have a small area of patio and then plant some plants? Sounds a bit barren to me having garden all concreted over how about something for the birds and bees?
Our lawn is over-shaded by a large spruce and the grass suffers. In Spring, beneath the branches, fungus appears in the lawn. It looks like half an egg shell, buried in the ground, with the open end pointing to the sky. The fungus disappears in a few weeks but we would like to know whether it's harmful. It's not something that we would like to retain and if there was a safe treatment to eradicate it, we would do so. Any ideas please?
how do i clean the little stones inbetween paving slaps, do u think soda crystals wud do the trick?