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Black Slab Issues

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 19:19

Hi it was the first time the landscaper had used the sealant apparently and unfortunately his company no more!! Fine sand seems a good idea and it may wear down the sealant

Black Slab Issues

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 18:54

Many thanks Blackest looks like I will have to gradually let it wear off as its indian black slate just hoped there was something out there I could paint on and then wash off that is garden friendly its such a large area that has been done

Black Slab Issues

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 18:39

Hi Nutculet, its shiny unfortunately dont know its name

Black Slab Issues

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 18:15

Hello

Last year we had laid black slabs and the landscaper used a sealant on them. Unfortunately this made them look very shiny and black but also lethal once it became wet. They now look very unsightly as I have tried unsuccessfully to pressure wash off the sealant.... Does anyone have an idea of a good solution to take off the sealant that is safe for the garden???

dog burns

Posted: 15/02/2013 at 14:17

I have a friend who has trained her dogs to go on a large pourous paper mat, which are specially made for animals/toilet training etc. I dont know unfortunately what they are called but both dogs use this for wee and poo. The older dog now uses it overnight in the kitchen to save accidents. She places one outside every morning to the left of the kitchen door so they have continuity.  I suppose it depends on how old they are old dog and new tricks...... Her lawns are perfect and her veg patch is astounding with no doggy input.

Planting Ideas

Posted: 15/02/2013 at 14:10

Hi Pennine Petal thanks for this one it does look lovely and after doing a google does look a great one Thank you

Planting Ideas

Posted: 15/02/2013 at 08:56

Thanks Verdun this ivy looks interesting as I have such a large expanse of fence it looks more interesting than the standard green ivy

Planting Ideas

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 18:48

Many thanks will google your link

Planting Ideas

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 18:31

Thanks Busy Lizzie but are they rather thorny have boisterous grandkids

Planting Ideas

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 17:52

I have a large borderdeep  that is perennial approx 48 mtrs its interspersed about every 8 footapprox with crab apple trees, with a large 6ft fence as the backdrop. Over the past year even though I have a large tree at the bottom of the garden I have lost my birdlife even though I have bird feeders everywhere and a dovecote given protection by the tree, obviously my feathered friends do not appreciate the openness. I am struggling to find a solution with upright evergreen bushes to plant against the fence that will give me winter colour and berries and the local birds protection, my soil is heavy and the shrubs I would like to grow eventually to the height of the fence. I am looking for ideas if anyone can give me any?

Discussions started by StillLearning

Can someone identify these please

 
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Last Post: 17/07/2014 at 21:46

Identification Please

Pink Tree or Bush  
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Last Post: 13/05/2014 at 09:26

Espalier Apples Trees

White Fungus  
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Last Post: 07/05/2014 at 21:33

Songbirds and Migrating Birds

Small Minded Men with Shotguns  
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Last Post: 25/04/2014 at 21:03

Fatsia Japonica

Not Looking so good  
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Last Post: 26/04/2014 at 18:38

Can someone Let me know Please

Pretty Flowers  
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Last Post: 13/04/2014 at 20:01

Carpet Planting

Ideas needed a large East facing border  
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Last Post: 19/03/2014 at 20:55

How do I get rid of it

Ground Elder  
Replies: 7    Views: 224
Last Post: 12/03/2014 at 20:00

Best Hedging

Planting a New Hedge  
Replies: 12    Views: 388
Last Post: 26/02/2014 at 18:50

Advice would be greatfully appreciated

When to Plant  
Replies: 16    Views: 429
Last Post: 18/02/2014 at 18:21

New Trees

On Line Order Great Trees 
Replies: 2    Views: 243
Last Post: 15/11/2013 at 20:53

Herbs

Replies: 9    Views: 496
Last Post: 19/11/2013 at 11:45

Bulb Confusion

Bulb Planting  
Replies: 4    Views: 390
Last Post: 17/10/2013 at 17:12

'Snowball Shrub'

Replies: 2    Views: 217
Last Post: 14/10/2013 at 17:41

Border Ideas

Poor Growth  
Replies: 10    Views: 587
Last Post: 01/10/2013 at 20:32
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