Nicky Dewfall

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Using breathable membrane

Posted: 30/05/2017 at 21:16

Certainly when the stones were on the drive, with a membrane underneath, I was still weeding! But it had been there for many years and soil had got on top of it, hence the weeds!

But didn't have any ants!


Using breathable membrane

Posted: 30/05/2017 at 20:52

We are replacing our current driveway of stones with block paving, so I have  a plentiful supply of stones for creating this patch! 

At the moment I have heucheras in the patch along with a couple of small evergreens. They give me some colour for most of the year.

Many  thanks again for all your ideas and suggestions; time for some thinking about exactly what I want out of it.


Using breathable membrane

Posted: 30/05/2017 at 14:08

Fairygirl and Lantana, some good points there. Many thanks!

Using breathable membrane

Posted: 30/05/2017 at 12:35


It is a small area I want to make more rockery-like, and was going to plant through the membrane.

As hostafan1 says it is probably going to be a 'bit of a faff' so I may not bother, but wanted to see what ideas others had!

Many thanks!

Using breathable membrane

Posted: 30/05/2017 at 11:24

I am considering putting membrane on one part of the garden before covering with small stones. How easy is it to remove it all to put down fresh compost at a later stage, or is liquid fertiliser the easiest option? I usually put down the compost from my bin.


What is this caterpillar?

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 10:17

Thanks Dave. I can't double check or take a better photo as he has disappeared! Either I or the local wildlife upset him!

What is this caterpillar?

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 10:14


When weeding and pruning around a honeysuckle, I found this beautiful caterpillar, which I had mistaken for a dry and crumpled leaf! I wondered if it was a Dot Moth, a friend has wondered whether it was a Peach Blossom Moth. Any ideas?

sweet pea framework

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 11:24

I usually use the branches pruned from the buddleia to form some type of support, as they are quite thick and tall, and it all gets hidden when the plants grow! It also then doesn't cost me anything! Good luck!

is it ok to feed birds ordinary suet rather the prepared bird suet you can buy

Posted: 25/01/2013 at 13:52

I use a brand called 'Suet to go', from Pets at Home. The ball has a greasy, soft feel to it, making it a bit messy to deal with, but the birds seem to love it! It is not hard and dry like most you buy; it has some 'give' to it, just like home-made ones. I have also bought suet to make my own, with dried fruit, bird peanuts and cheese in it - they didn't last long either!

What is this?

Posted: 31/10/2012 at 15:11

Can anyone identify this plant? It came up where I planted some 'Rip Van Winkle' daffodils several years ago. Thanks.

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What is this caterpillar?

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