kev van

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holly roots

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 13:27

would bayer glyphosate kill the roots? taken the main stump out its only around 5 years old so not massive luckily 

Fibreclay pots

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 17:04

Cheers artjak least thinking the same

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

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