Paul N

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Railway sleepers

Posted: 17/04/2012 at 10:56

If they are original hardwood railway sleepers, they'll be so heavy (I know, I tried to lift one yesterday) they'll barely move but on sloping ground, they will eventually creep apart. My garden is on sloping ground and some of my sleepers have begun to seperate so I need to dig out a slit of soil then lever them back into place. To prevent this happening again, a trip to Wickes will get me some steel plates which I shall screw into the tops of the sleepers.

Modern 'repro' sleepers are light as a feather and I'd use lengths of 2"x2" timber screwed into the inside surfaces. I wouldn't force them into the ground as once packed full of soil, they won't budge. Screwing large angle brackets on the inside would be better too.

BBC Gardening Arrivals - Meeting Point

Posted: 17/04/2012 at 10:50

Well I've arrived too and even added an avatar (a 'Freddie Mercury' rose) without melting the terminal down or affecting the Pentagon's computer system. I didn't want to move as it takes me ages to adjust to 'new' but I am looking forward to seeing how this forum works.


Posted: 17/04/2012 at 10:47


I imagine it would be a bit like using the membrane I have on one or two of my borders. My problem is that after a few years creeping buttercup and ivy will find it's way through somehow and I now have a devil's own job of dragging the reluctant and infested membrane off the beds. I shalln't go back to using a membrane again, probably as I am now retired and have more time to spend keeping the borders up straight.

mycorrhizal fungi

Posted: 17/03/2012 at 09:23

No Cathy. As Monty said last night, the mycorrhizal must be dusted onto the damp roots so that it's in direct contact with them. Your plants will still be fine but something to remember for next time

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