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Cleaning patio and paths.

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 15:04

I need to really clean my patio and paths etc and give them a good scrub.

They have lots of bird and hedgehog poo so needs a bit of disinfecting.I usually clean stuff up as it appears but have not really got on top of things yet.

Since there will be some run off into beds I need to use something that does not harm the plants.Most will go down the drain but I am sure some will get on the soil but hopefully not too much.

Can I use Jeyes fluid,disinfectant or something else.

Durstons multi purpose compost

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 14:56

I get mine from the milkman (Dairy Crest).

Great help having it delivered too!


What are these?

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 14:54

The fourth one is an Aquilega of some sort (common names: Granny's Bonnet or Columbine).

I recognise the others but cannot think of their names so i will leave those for someone else!

Help to identify plant plz

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 14:48

Could the plant be Coltsfoot?


The hedgehogs return.

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 12:13

If anyone is interested I have a thread running on the RSPB forum here:-

The hedgehogs return.

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 12:10

I had 3 asleep in the hog house the other day:-

...and as for the little presents they leave all over the patio seems like there is an army of hedgehogs out there!!!!!



B&Q M/P compost offer

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 18:20

I don't like B&Q compost either,always seems a bit dry to me.The year I used it nothing grew well 

fungus gnats on houseplants!

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 17:57

I use something similar,sticky yellow butterflies that you stick in the pot.

Think I got them from Kleeneze?


B&Q M/P compost offer

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 17:37

I have been getting Durstons Multipurpose Compost from my milkman.It is £4 a 40ltr bag but is at present on offer for 2 for £7.Best thing is it is delivered direct to my door with the milk,as I have no car this is a bonus.

They also have been doing Durstons Grow bags at £2 each or £3.50 for 2.

They also do other soils so very useful.

Good stuff too!

If you don't want too much or have no transport it is a good way to buy it.

Rhodanthemum 'African Eyes'

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 23:04

Mine has been flowering in its pot all winter.I bought it cheap at the end of the season so was a bit neglected and leggy.It is now cut back and in the ground so shall see how it fares!

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Cleaning patio and paths.

What is safe? 
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Rhodanthemum 'African Eyes'

Cutting back? 
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Butyl liner and pre-formed pond question.

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The hedgehogs return.

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Lawn sand or dressing

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Jasminum humile 'revolutum'

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Solanum crispum 'Glasnevin' pruning

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Plant ID please.

Succulent plant. 
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So fed up with all this rain!!!!

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What is this Sedum?

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Plant ID please.

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Osteospermum not thriving this year?

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Repotting Cyclamen

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What is this plant.

A succulent of some sort? 
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Pots for named Sempervivum varieties.

Pots and trays. 
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