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Posted: 31/05/2012 at 17:05


I worked as an apprentice stone mason some 25 year ago and learned all the techniques on how to do the job and also if the flagged area was sound and true and all that needed was to replace the odd broken one and resite the loose ones the guy i used to work with would book the whole job down as a re-lift and relay so you are right in what you say all you will need is some river sand to re-bed the loose ones and to replace the broken ones then get a good strong weed killer and spray the cracks then wait a couple of weeks until it has worked then just clean your patio with a preasure washer and when clean get a bag of cement and with the remainder of the sand mix 2 sand to 1 cement and brush lightly into the cracks and then with a fine rose on a watering can just go over slowly untill al the cement is wet and leave to dry .Good luck

Plum Tree

Posted: 31/05/2012 at 15:40

I took your advice on taking some of the soil off the tree at the bottom and from some other advice from a fellow grower mixed a good gradiant compost into the soil with some fish blood and bone feed and now the tree is pushing out large leaves and the little ones have fallen so by next year i should have quite a good crop of juicy victoria plums thanx

Paving or shingle - please help if you can

Posted: 10/05/2012 at 13:15

I can tell you that if you put it on the pea shingle it liable to sink but if you mixed it in with half a bag of hardcor and chucked in a couple a bags of sharp sand and a couple of shovels of cement you could make a nice solid bit of concrete for a hard standing for your shed.

all you have to do is measure the shed by the lengh and the width get some timber the same lengh to all 4 sides and make like a box on the ground you would get away with 2"x1" then run wooden steaks down the outside of your rectangle to stop the frame from popping mix your agregate on the basis of 2 to 1 thats 2 sand 2 hardcore and 2 pea shingle and 3 cement then when all the mix is in get a piece of wood slightly longer than the width of the frame and run it down it lengh in a chopping motion this will level the mix evenly in your frame.

make sure that the frame is slightly off level as this makes any water from rain run away when set

Plum Tree

Posted: 10/05/2012 at 12:07

<span>I have had a plum tree in my old garden where i used to live and upon moving to a new home i took it with me and had it in a large planter it did well last year producing a small crop so i waited until the autumn until all the leaves had dropped and put into the ground.

<span>But this year Ive been watching its progress and its only put out really small leaves is this normal and should i pull all the blossom off and let it just put its energy into producing leafs

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