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Ideas for 2 spare old railyway sleepers

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 20:24

4thpanda if they had been untreated oak sleepers then yes but these are the old old ones with creosote and the other good wood preservatives.

 

thanks for idea

Ideas for 2 spare old railyway sleepers

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 19:59

i have covered my driveway in these i have 2 spare and have been thinking of ideas how to use them without just waste using them they are approx 2.6m long each. my ideas so far have been stepping stones but would only use 1 if i made them very chunky, a 60x60x30cm raised plant bed, like totem poles type things, hollow them out as plant pots (which i have done to a few off cuts) and post for a bird table.

 

any ideas much appreciated 

Urgent help required

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 13:46

Dovefromabove cheers redoing them now cant believe im an idiot oh well. 

Urgent help required

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 13:43

Fairygirl Exactly what i thought cheers. . JI is what the people at St Michaels mount gardens said use. i just forgot to ask what mix. 

Urgent help required

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 13:34

Just been potting up some Sempervivum calcareum,Aeonium arboreum and Faucana tuberculosa in to single terracotta pots my question is i was using 10 parts john innes No3 and 2 parts horticulrural grit is this a ok mix? as i just watered them and the water was taking about 3-4 mins to drain in to the soil should i take out and add more grit or leave it?

 

cheers guys 

weeds help me!

Posted: 06/09/2013 at 21:34

nututlet im not after instatnt results but after 3-4 weeks i should be seeing some sort of dead stuff. 

weeds help me!

Posted: 06/09/2013 at 15:44

not sure what species they are 

rootkill plus im using. just the regrowth.

welshonion i actually do! but then im on strong painkillers

 

 

weeds help me!

Posted: 06/09/2013 at 09:49

they keep coming back in my aunts garden i have used weedol but all that does is seems to feed them. did as it said on the back nothing tried double and triple strengh but nothing. they are in coming through the crazy paving just out of ideas without taking teh paving up and having a massive BBQ to burn the roots. any ideas as i know some stuff that worked is now banned for the general gardener 

shady front garden

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 20:43

have decided that the front will be a slow process as i will be buying everything either in buy 2 and 1 free ect or just reduced.  I like the idea of clumps of forget me nots and i can nick some from my neighbour! foxgloves are nice it would gove it temporary height again and so far all cheap! Helleborus orientals i like like like. Verdun woodlandy feel is what im trying to achieve.

Margaret7 Heuchera i love the coulours  another i will get cheap.

shady front garden

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 23:24

The Buddleia and rosemary do get the sun when its facing east. the house it's self is  L shape so the left side front garden sun time is blocked by the house. the holy,myrtle rosemary and buddleia are on the edge of the garden and gets it for a few hours a day.  if these were not there then the garden would still be shady. 

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Urgent help required

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