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Gravel grids / pavers on a slope

Posted: 02/12/2017 at 15:54

If the gravel moves and leaves the grids exposed, there wouldn’t be much point In me doing this. A bit more googleing has come up with some products fine on a 15% gradient.  Not sure they are aimed at the DIY market though. 

Gravel grids / pavers on a slope

Posted: 29/11/2017 at 11:21

I have two quite narrow sloping paths, one is straight and one is banana shaped.

at the moment they have weed fabric and gravel on top, which is in need of upgrade. 

Has anyone used gravel grids in this situation? I’d need to be able to cut them quite easily. Would they stay put on a slope and hold onto the gravel? Does it need to be quite small gravel? 

Any product recommendations? 

Killing weeds/roots before laying stones

Posted: 15/11/2017 at 16:54

Just in case your want another opinion....I wouldn’t take out roots or weed either if you are putting a permanent membrane and stones down. I have never had weeds coming through a membrane. they will germinate in the stones though. 

Back of beyond bit of garden

Posted: 01/11/2017 at 23:01

Hi Rosa, I wouldn’t use Rosa rugosa actually, just because I have quite a lot of it in other hedges, and wanted something different. I’m having a look at cherry plum. I don’t know it at all, but it seems to fit the bill. 

Tea Growing

Posted: 27/10/2017 at 08:45

I have been wanting to try it, but couldn’t see plants at a reasonable price (I haven’t looked recently). There are several small commercial growers in Scotland, I see one of them is offering glamping! That sounds like a lovely idea.

Back of beyond bit of garden

Posted: 26/10/2017 at 11:26

Raisin I’m liking the idea of a crab apple. I think there is room for a hedge at the boundary, a crab apple centre. I have daisies and foxgloves I can plant. I’m thinking a pile of logs and branches to provide cover. this will be a big improvement I think. 

Back of beyond bit of garden

Posted: 25/10/2017 at 22:50

I’m thinking lots of people leave bits of garden for wildlife, and wondered what is in there or what would you leave and would you maintain it at all? 

I have a bit beyond the compost bins, a few meters only, the ground falls away and it’s not anywhere I want to garden. 

I have been happy to leave it and for the last 5 or 6 years it’s been a thicket of raspberries, and I’m sure all sorts of nasty weeds. it’s full of birds all the time and rarely gets disturbed by me passing by. 

This year, dont know why but the raspberries didn’t come, and it looks to be mainly tall nettles. 

Im really liking it less, in fact thinking of the brush cutter, then covering it. I could put a hedge in and apologise to the birds while it establishes. Is this a bit dull though? What else could I do?  Not sure I can live with a massive nettle patch, even though i know it’s good for other wildlife.

Putting My Plot To bed

Posted: 24/10/2017 at 15:46

Sorry Newboy didn’t see your question. Groundcoversolutions membrane rolls up nicely after use. I have some bits I have used several times. The fault with the woven kind is fraying. So if you get the right width, it’s ideal, as it’s not that prone to fraying on the length. The cut ends, I’d suggest you fold under neatly as poss. 

Putting My Plot To bed

Posted: 12/10/2017 at 23:04

I'd recommend groundcoversolutions I use their groundtex. Youd take it up and store it for next time.

Japanese anemone

Posted: 01/10/2017 at 22:59

I heard they were thuggy so went out and bought one, its HJ as well.  On planting I've been told generally white ones are better behaved, and pink ones are the thugs.  Damn.

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