Colin Young

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Posted: 19/04/2013 at 18:03

Price has to be the driving factor. For my dream shed, I would want tongue and groove, made of cedar, and lots of windows - one of those potting shed types. Not cheap though. Must do lottery tonight......

Also very dependent upon what you use it for. If only for storage, go basic. If you might want to spend time in it, go for windows, I think you can never have too many windows.

Ceramic Pipes for keeping water butt clean

Posted: 23/07/2012 at 16:43

Many thanks for the advice. I think my problem clearly stems from the fact that the water butt I inherited has no lid. I shall fashion one out of some old scraps of wood I have lying around, give it a good old clean out, and from what you are saying, I would hope that solves matters.

Thanks again

Ceramic Pipes for keeping water butt clean

Posted: 18/07/2012 at 18:33

Has anyone tried those little bags of ceramic pipes to keep their water butt clean? Do they work? I would prefer to try them above tipping chemicals in the water, but want to know if they are just a gimmick

Welcome to tools and techniques

Posted: 03/07/2012 at 17:28

I swear by the ones at Chillington Hoes - do a google search and you can find them. I do not understand why no gardening centres ever sell them

Slugs and copper

Posted: 03/07/2012 at 15:56

Very pleased to hear it works, and with with stripped back wire - I thought the barrier would have to be much wider. Perhaps this is going to cheaper than I thought.

Have you just used one thickness of wire?

Slugs and copper

Posted: 03/07/2012 at 14:41

Slugs are eating all my veg. The only thing that seems to work are copper rings, but they are expensive for whole rows, so I limit them to spot plants like courgettes, squash and toms

 Has anyone tried fixing copper sheeting all the way around the top of raised beds? - mine are 3m x 1m. It wouldn't be cheap, (around £40 per bed) but assuming it lasts several years then after 2 years it would be cheaper than all the nematodes, wool pellets, etc that I have tried. I was thinking of using a band 0.7mm thick and 50mm across.

Has anyone tried anything similar, and does copper work on a large scale?

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