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Alternative to stones

Posted: 25/08/2017 at 09:25

Thanks for all the idea and information.

The building is a self built summer house, the roof gradient is very slight and the roof is held up buy 22 6x2inch wood joists spaced 26cm apart. Over the wooden joists there is chipboard, then a thick pond liner. 

There would be a lip around the hole roof with a gravel boarder for drainage. I also think the trays will keep the weight down as there will be a lot of air space underneath them.

I was thinking I would put a root barrier down followed buy the trays, each tray would have a light soil mix to keep the weight down.

I really like the idea of chicken wire to hold the trays down.

I want to grow wild flowers in the trays.

Alternative to stones

Posted: 25/08/2017 at 08:21

basically my own version of this. 

Alternative to stones

Posted: 25/08/2017 at 08:13

I'm building a lip around the roof which will stop them sliding off. I was thinking the weight would hold them in place. The trays are 6x4 and each hole is 75mm deep, with soil in they should be heavy enough to stop the wind moving them.

Alternative to stones

Posted: 24/08/2017 at 14:16

Hi All,

I'm thinking about making a green roof which will in affect be made up from many seed trays. I don't really want to put small stones in the trays as it will increase the weight. I'd much rather use an alternative at the bottom of the tray to improve drainage.

Can anyone suggest cheap alternatives?

Victoria plums

Posted: 01/08/2017 at 11:42

Thanks, I've noticed a few plums with wasp bums sticking out!

Victoria plums

Posted: 31/07/2017 at 22:42

When should I pick Victoria plums? I have a plum tree with a few plums that are fully coloured red and soft to squeeze. Is it to early to pick them?

Identify and Improve plant

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 15:10

It's been in the pot for maybe 3 years, I haven't replaced the soil but I have used a general plant feed in water.

Identify and Improve plant

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 13:43

Hi Everyone,

I planted a climbing plant in a pot last quite a long time ago and I've forgot what type it was and was wondering if someone could identify it.

Also what can I do to improve the plant? The leaves don't look that great and it isn't really climbing much higher. I would like it to reach at least 6-8 feet tall but it has stopped at 4 feet tall.

Fruit tree help

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 13:20

3 looks like Damsons, I have two Damson trees and the fruit looks identical to yours. Damsons make a great jam 

Bamboo trimming

Posted: 23/01/2017 at 22:29

Thanks for the info, I will thin it out and see what it looks like. My issue is it blocks the light towards the end of the day.

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