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Fibreclay pots

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 16:37

well I brought one but my mistake without any drainage holes anyone recommend a way of doing it? my ways of doing it are either start with a small drill bit and work my way through the sizes slowly or grind/sand it off with a multi tool

Echeveria lilacina

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 18:10

Cheers philippa

I think it could of been rain as it rain a few time with sum coming out pretty strong afterwards. 

Hopefully put should be here tomo

I'll give the place i brought it from a call 

Echeveria lilacina

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 12:40

my new Echeveria lilacina hasnt been potted yet as waiting for a pot and i only had this a week and its like this. whats happened how to a help it get better?


protecting Aeonium arboreum's

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 22:39

anyone see a problem in using a transparent box as roof and sides if i can find on that fits? what is if i left a gap at the bottom? no idea how big of a gap   as really need to see how big i can get the box

protecting Aeonium arboreum's

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 21:11

Verdun thanks again for your advice 

I was gonna make the frame on the outside of my planter so was hoping the wood or plastic pipe i was would be ok to keep it from contact?

I doubt l'll be able to get perspex cheap so ill have to have a hunt for some strong plastic ground sheet i know i had.


Cheers Philippa.  

protecting Aeonium arboreum's

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 20:42

I have put 2 in a heavy planter the entire thing most likely weighs in the region of  30kg with a single crassula variegata.  Now when I needed to protect others last year I put them in a plastic green house in easy to move terracotta pots they did ok but not brilliantly could i use horticultural fleece double layer over a frame to protect them? 

alpine planting

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 22:11

gonna use some John Innes No 3 and horticultural grit for my alpines i brought. is that best? these will be in trough planters which i was thinking of using polystyrene like broken pot for the drainage and make it a fair bit lighter so they can be moved easier i the bottom 3-4 inch and the other 8 inch some soil/compost. again good idea?



Ideas for a deep tray?

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 19:31

cheers Bilji defo at top of list as its gonna last a good few years and look nice as for the rope will have to buy some hemp

Ideas for a deep tray?

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 19:28
Fibreclay Fibreclay is produced via an innovative and patented process that combines fibre recovered from the waste material of pulp mills with clay. The result is an extremely solid material with rigidity similar to that of plywood.

Fibreclay is particularly suitable for use in planters as it is extremely durable, frost & UV resistant and almost impervious to the effects of weathering. Whilst fibreclay planters are closer in weight than their fiberglass equivalents to lead planters, they are still lightweight enough to make them easily portable.

Another major benefit of fibreclay planters is that they are extremely environmentally friendly. In addition to being produced from waste materials, the energy usage in manufacture is only 10% of that for planters in other ceramics and plastics.

nicked this from

Ideas for a deep tray?

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 19:18

Bilje cheers the decking idea is good and cheap 

artjak its for some alpines i have and ideally want to have 5 and let them spread

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