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Posted: 19/03/2013 at 12:32

Thanks for that Harry. I purchased my driveway fabric with QVS on Friday and it arrived yesterday (Monday). Great, speedy delivery and good quality membrane. Now I just have the chore of resurfacing my drive.


Posted: 13/03/2013 at 16:01

Yes i have a gravel driveway and no the drive is on the same level as the street. Yes Harry, I was planning on using a weed control fabric but was not sure on what type and and weight to use. If you could find out where you got it from that would be a great help.


Posted: 13/03/2013 at 14:31

I am considering re-laying my driveway as it looks a total mess at the moment with weeds coming up under the stones. It is almost completely covered with green!! I am a bit of novice with weed membranes and was just seeing if anyone could advise me with a product that will be suitable and reliable to prevent weeds from ruining my new driveway.


Suitable plants for shallow trough

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 14:27

I would suggest pansies, sweat peas or honeysuckle.

veg suitable for shade.

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 14:06

It will be very hard to grow a good amount of vegetables in this area. Most veg suitable to the shade still need at least 3 hours of sun a day; for example lettuce, radishes, sprouts, broccoli, and peas etc.

When to prune verbena?

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 14:00

The best time to prune verbena is in the spring once the risk of frost has gone. So probably not best to do it just yet as the cold weather is still around but hopefully spring will arrive within the next few weeks.

Lawn Mulching

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 15:14

Thanks for the answers. Im thinking I will leave the cuttings as im not too bothered on how it looks as long as the lawn is generally healthy, also im not too sure where to dump all the cuttings as of yet.

Do you have an area to dump the cuttings? For example a compost heap?

White fly on greens and aphid on lupin and scabiosa

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 14:35

I would recommend spraying neem oil on the plants. I searched everywhere for the best way to get rid of these pests and I found that neem oil worked the best. Dont forget to spay the soil though as this is where the eggs are laid. Soapy water would also work fairly well as long as you sprayed the area regularly. However I dont think this will kill the eggs, only the adult flies. Hope this helps.

Lawn Mulching

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 14:28

I have just bought a property with a large lawn area which is quite a chore to mow. With it being so large it is a nuisance to collect all the grass cuttings. I just wanted peoples opinions on leaving the cuttings on the lawn to mulch. Would this be benificial to the lawn or will it have a negative affect? Thanks. 

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