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Water Feature

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 11:56

Thanks everyone, some good tips there. Love the adjectives "flicky and pingy" as that's exatly what it's like. (good title for a comedy duo ) I'm thinking it'll be down to good old elbow grease in the end - thanks again for all the tips.

Water Feature

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 09:18

I removed an old, unused "Lion Type" resin water feature from the wall. As well as the slugs and snails and slime it had accumulated over the past few years, in the back remained what  can only describe as a thick watery sludge which stinks to high heaven.  I know in the past my son used to hose it down with a fast jet of water, but I don't fancy doing that.  I was going to throw it out but I 'm sure it could look very pretty and usable again. Can anyone help with suggestion for cleaning. The cleaning I will be able to cope with - it's just that sickeninng smell!   Thanks everyone.


Posted: 18/11/2013 at 14:51

I too am thinking about planting some herbs. I have a tiny bit of parsley in a pot outside which I am going to put in the greenhouse over winter to see if I can save it and I am going to buy some herb seeds this week if I can get them and plant them in pots in the newly bubble wrapped greenhouse! 

PS Just heard the weather forecast for  tonight and it's FROST! (haven't even got the seeds yet!) Oh well only to be expected.


Posted: 16/11/2013 at 01:18

Thank you for your reply Lyn.  Going out tomorrow to garden centre to look for fittings.  I  think I know which ones you mean. Have to get moving before the frosts set in.  Thanks again.


Posted: 15/11/2013 at 01:09

Have got some bubble wrap for my greenhouse.  Firstly,  how do I make it stick on? Secondly, How much of it should I insulate - All or just sides.I would be grateful for any tips.  Many thanks.


Posted: 24/10/2013 at 23:49

Is it too late to make a hedgehog house?  If not, where can I find instructions?

Thank you.


Posted: 11/10/2013 at 20:17

 Fairygirl that's very helpful.  Makes me want to keep going!  - Thank you.  I will try to get it right out, well most of it anyway. It will be very satisfying to remove it myself even though it would be a slow process.  I can call on help if needed. Thanks again


Posted: 11/10/2013 at 11:35

I've cut a very old escallonia bush right down to a stump of about four or five big roots, and would like to know the best way to get this out. I've had a go with fork and spade but not made much impression.  My ability is limited due to arthritis and wonder if I should keep going a bit at a time to eventually remove it. Any ideas? - Thank you


Posted: 14/08/2013 at 21:30

We have been removing ivy which covered a wall all the way down one side of our garden, which is the wall of the neighbour's garage.  The ivy was also covering the roof of the garage on our side.  It took us 2/3 days and about 30 something black refuse sacks to get rid of it.  Unfortunately, the roots we cannot remove!  They have twisted and knotted themselves along the ground and also underneath the eaves. In some places there are 2-3inch diameter knuckles of root, all fast against the wall and in the ground.  We have managed to remove eveything else inbetween, hence the black sacks.  I would be grateful if anyone can offer any suggestion as to how we could get rid of the roots.  Someone suggested a very strong chemical, but since we have a pet dog. I would be concerned about that. Many thanks


Posted: 14/08/2013 at 17:52
My tomatoes (in greenhouse) are still all green and some of the leaves are looking a pale yellow.  I have been feeding them twice a week with Tomato liq. feed.  They are in pots which I think might be slightly too small.  Am I expecting too much too early?
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Water Feature

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Attaching bubble wrap. 
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