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Posted: 20/11/2013 at 20:55

I have started using a biomas fuel as a decorative covering on my pots, it makes them look good and stops beetles laying eggs in my compost.

Highland Jeanie, I have been using it instead of gavel on both Bonsai trees and alpines, whilst getting instruction/ tuition from a friend who's a member of the National Bonsai Society (NBS). It is made of a purely natural material and is a fraction of the price of the 1mm gravel used by the NBS.

I've been trialing it throughout the summer and I am very pleased todate.

I don't know if I can state here what the product is and where to acquire it as I don't want to fall foul of any rules. if anyone can give advice I woukld appreciate it.

Best wishes Tonbro 

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Posted: 06/11/2013 at 20:38

Thanks for the feedback folks I'm picking up great tips from your replies,

Just thought it was worth sharing as aggregate has gone up quite a lot this year.

keep sharing those ideas

Best wishes Gardeners Tonbro

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Posted: 05/11/2013 at 22:16

I use a lot of gravel/grit as drainage at the base of large pots and planters.

Every year when changing pots I lose a lot of gravel as I change the compost and prepare the pot or planter for reuse.

Over the last couple of years I have placed the gravel or grit into a pair of womens tights, this acts like a bag and retains the gravel, now when I change my pots and planters I just rinse the bags of gravel in clean water and retain all of the gravel no mess no waste, I have cut my gravel costs enormously. 

give it a go

happy gardening Tonbro

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