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Latest posts by artjak

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 19:06


Since joining GW forum,I have been overwhelmed with all the support & advise

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 19:05

FG and Paul, isn't it marvellous?

Stagnant rain water

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 19:03

It could be a 'clay pan'. That is a layer of pretty solid clay in a particular area. I found one about 18" down when planting a rose, it makes it almost impossible for water to drain away. A friend in Wales found the same thing when digging to make a pond; she almost didn't need a liner. Could you try drilling down with a huge masonry bit? Or try to make some kind of hole in it as it may not be that thick a layer?

Keep us posted, as I am sure other people will have come across this also.

need advice

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 18:57

graham, the problem may be that the decking has been oiled at some stage and could repel any paint. If you know the 'history' of the decking from new and what it had been treated with before it was bought, then you could contact the technical dept at Dulux or Rustins etc and ask their advice. I have always, as a paint professional, found these tech people very helpful, but you DO need to know the surface that you are dealing with.

Day out to RHS Hyde Hall

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 18:52

Nut, slap your wrist

Day out to RHS Hyde Hall

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 18:39

Nut, any pics of Wimpole?

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 18:36

The forecast for this side of the country does seem to be getting warmer; so pleased it is getting drier for you in the South West. Lets hope you have lots of gentle breezes to dry out the ground


Posted: 07/03/2014 at 18:34

Oh yes, I'm a bit obsessed about hygene in the greenhouse. I've only had a g/h for a short while; every book I read about them emphasised hygene; I thought, 'good grief; it's like having a baby!'

So all pots and seed trays get scrubbed with hot water, with disinfectant, really well, air dried and then kept in the g/h in large lidded plastic boxes until needed again. Tedious, but necessary.

Day out to RHS Hyde Hall

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 18:28

Hi Panda; you are sooo lucky to live near there; it was nearly 5.5 hours driving there and back.

 saw this great bench there; I have one similar, but not quite so wow.


Posted: 07/03/2014 at 18:25

Angela27, could we see a pic of this light box?

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