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The Instant Gardener

Posted: Yesterday at 19:29

It was certainly bright and cheerful and would look the part all year round.

Leylandii hedges

Posted: Yesterday at 17:07

I normally cut mine Oct/Nov time.

Sharp sand

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 23:36

A myth put about by GCs to explain why horticultural sharp sand is 4 times as expensive as sharp sand out of B&Q!  Perhaps hort SS is washed?


Aha - I have just asked Mr Google for the answer - and it seems to be lime! Builders sharp sand can contain lime as well as salt depending on the source and hort. sharp sand is deemed 'clean'.

Sharp sand

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 23:16

A myth put about by GCs to explain why horticultural sharp sand is 4 times as expensive as sharp sand out of B&Q!  Perhaps hort SS is washed?

Sharp sand

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 19:53
nutcutlet wrote (see)

Sharp sand is just sharp sand, no salt. That's not the same as builder's sand which is soft sand (rounded grains) you can feel the difference between the two.


Perhaps I wasn't clear. I know the difference between sharp sand and soft sand but what is the difference between builders sharp sand and horticultural sharp sand? I thought it was the salt content.

Sharp sand

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 17:54

I was always under the impression that builders sharp sand contained salt and so I always bought horticultural sharp sand at a greatly inflated price. Only resorted to builders sand if I was mixing it a lot with compost. However I noticed that Monty Don used builders sharp sand on it own to root ? in the last programme. Anyone got any comments on that?

Making cement planter

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 13:03

I've made them as well. I think it was quite a strong mix I used - could have been 1 of cement to 4 of sharp sand.

The Instant Gardener

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 13:01

Garden 6 was ok but mowing round the 'planets' in the grass will be difficult. Better without them I think.

Garden 7 was good but I missed the bit when they were filling the raised beds. It must have cost a bomb for all that soil. And this was the most expensive one I think with the 'grass', sleepers and soil.

white flowering shrub

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 12:53

It may be a philadelphus but I can't see the leaves very well in the photo.

Ideas for shrubs for a dry shady spot please

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 12:51

My leycesteria has been very well behaved. Grows to about 6-7 feet with me.

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