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  1. Selleri

    What should I use to seal hand made clay pots please?

    Hi @Selleri Lovely creative pots. I have painted all sorts ... pots, wall murals, water barrels, with plain old artist's acrylic. It comes in tubes and bottles, really cheap in Chinese shops...
    Hi @Selleri Lovely creative pots. I have painted all sorts ... pots, wall murals, water barrels, with plain old artist's acrylic. It comes in tubes and bottles, really cheap in Chinese shops here, perhaps Wilkos there. Once dry, it is there for life, takes intense sun and torrential rain...
    Hi @Selleri Lovely creative pots. I have painted all sorts ... pots, wall murals, water barrels, with plain old artist's acrylic. It comes in tubes and bottles, really cheap in Chinese shops here, perhaps Wilkos there. Once dry, it is there...
    Hi @Selleri Lovely creative pots. I have painted all sorts ... pots, wall murals, water barrels, with plain old artist's acrylic. It comes in tubes and bottles, really cheap in Chinese shops...
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  2. WeeTam

    Greenhouse kickboards, cement board or asbestos cement board? Help please.

    Was always wary of supalux, never have considered it much better than asbestos TBH. MDF will probably be the next major scare regarding board materials.
    Was always wary of supalux, never have considered it much better than asbestos TBH. MDF will probably be the next major scare regarding board materials.
    Was always wary of supalux, never have considered it much better than asbestos TBH. MDF will probably be the next major scare regarding board materials.
    Was always wary of supalux, never have considered it much better than asbestos TBH. MDF will probably be the next major scare regarding board materials.
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  3. Fylde2022

    Should I grass?

    I agree with Sheal. The first thing would be to get the soil right. It's not a big area so should be fairly quick to do.North-facing is going to cut down on the number of plants you can have...
    I agree with Sheal. The first thing would be to get the soil right. It's not a big area so should be fairly quick to do.North-facing is going to cut down on the number of plants you can have but there's still quite a lot of choice if it gets plenty of light in the morning.
    I agree with Sheal. The first thing would be to get the soil right. It's not a big area so should be fairly quick to do.North-facing is going to cut down on the number of plants you can have but there's still quite a lot of choice if it...
    I agree with Sheal. The first thing would be to get the soil right. It's not a big area so should be fairly quick to do.North-facing is going to cut down on the number of plants you can have...
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  4. TMAK

    New Herbaceous Border

    This is the only pic I could find on my phone taken in late may 2018 I think I plan on putting the border at the end where the brown fence is
    This is the only pic I could find on my phone taken in late may 2018 I think I plan on putting the border at the end where the brown fence is
    This is the only pic I could find on my phone taken in late may 2018 I think I plan on putting the border at the end where the brown fence is
    This is the only pic I could find on my phone taken in late may 2018 I think I plan on putting the border at the end where the brown fence is
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  5. Lucy wakefield

    Help needed with my greenhouse please!!!!

    Ricky101 you are a star! Thank you so much yes I think that is my one ! Thank you again
    Ricky101 you are a star! Thank you so much yes I think that is my one ! Thank you again
    Ricky101 you are a star! Thank you so much yes I think that is my one ! Thank you again
    Ricky101 you are a star! Thank you so much yes I think that is my one ! Thank you again
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  6. Jack Sparrow

    Portable rotary clothes line planter

    It's that time of year when we look back over past project ideas. Last year I was promised a tractor tyre from a farmer and a scaffolding pole from a scaffolder. Neither of these materialised and...
    It's that time of year when we look back over past project ideas. Last year I was promised a tractor tyre from a farmer and a scaffolding pole from a scaffolder. Neither of these materialised and so this project never got off the ground.I am now thinking about the possibility of making a...
    It's that time of year when we look back over past project ideas. Last year I was promised a tractor tyre from a farmer and a scaffolding pole from a scaffolder. Neither of these materialised and so this project never got off the ground.I am...
    It's that time of year when we look back over past project ideas. Last year I was promised a tractor tyre from a farmer and a scaffolding pole from a scaffolder. Neither of these materialised and...
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  7. CarolineL

    What about concrete lithops?

    Many years ago I saw some pictures of some garden seating shaped like various lithops made from concrete. They were coloured naturalistically and looked great. Unfortunately I didn't get around to...
    Many years ago I saw some pictures of some garden seating shaped like various lithops made from concrete. They were coloured naturalistically and looked great. Unfortunately I didn't get around to enquiring about cost quickly enough and never saw them again. My question is - how hard do you...
    Many years ago I saw some pictures of some garden seating shaped like various lithops made from concrete. They were coloured naturalistically and looked great. Unfortunately I didn't get around to enquiring about cost quickly enough and never saw...
    Many years ago I saw some pictures of some garden seating shaped like various lithops made from concrete. They were coloured naturalistically and looked great. Unfortunately I didn't get around to...
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  8. Snorky85
    Like x 7

    Snork's Garden Redesign Project

    Hehe, thank you :). Just thought it was something different.
    Hehe, thank you :). Just thought it was something different.
    Hehe, thank you :). Just thought it was something different.
    Hehe, thank you :). Just thought it was something different.
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  9. hoofy

    Flagging/edging ideas please.

    I would get a petrol one. I have a petrol and electric. Petrol for strength,electric for mild work. Nilfisk over karcher if going electric imho.A soap type pre treatment also helps
    I would get a petrol one. I have a petrol and electric. Petrol for strength,electric for mild work. Nilfisk over karcher if going electric imho.A soap type pre treatment also helps
    I would get a petrol one. I have a petrol and electric. Petrol for strength,electric for mild work. Nilfisk over karcher if going electric imho.A soap type pre treatment also helps
    I would get a petrol one. I have a petrol and electric. Petrol for strength,electric for mild work. Nilfisk over karcher if going electric imho.A soap type pre treatment also helps
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  10. Greg C

    Treating Wooden Planters

    Thanks HarryS. I'll look at those options as both seem good.Pete, I tend to feel the same, but I'd rather be able to eat my veg unpoisoned than deadly and have to recoat the planters often. I...
    Thanks HarryS. I'll look at those options as both seem good.Pete, I tend to feel the same, but I'd rather be able to eat my veg unpoisoned than deadly and have to recoat the planters often. I think the reocote is fine for my flower planters as they will be lined with plastic and weed fabric.
    Thanks HarryS. I'll look at those options as both seem good.Pete, I tend to feel the same, but I'd rather be able to eat my veg unpoisoned than deadly and have to recoat the planters often. I think the reocote is fine for my flower planters as...
    Thanks HarryS. I'll look at those options as both seem good.Pete, I tend to feel the same, but I'd rather be able to eat my veg unpoisoned than deadly and have to recoat the planters often. I...
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  11. Clydesdalestu

    DIY Fence Stain; or dare I say it, emulsion?......

    Thanks for the kind words. We've five altogther in our small garden.
    Thanks for the kind words. We've five altogther in our small garden.
    Thanks for the kind words. We've five altogther in our small garden.
    Thanks for the kind words. We've five altogther in our small garden.
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  12. clanless
    Like x 3

    Goodbye lawn hello plan 1,2 or 3?

    Timber for pickets and posts received this morning - just finished cutting to size :blue thumb:.Have to let them dry out before painting with the Cuprinol Autumn Gold.Concreting in will also have to wait...
    Timber for pickets and posts received this morning - just finished cutting to size :blue thumb:.Have to let them dry out before painting with the Cuprinol Autumn Gold.Concreting in will also have to wait until we have some milder weather - don't want the wet concrete to freeze.New photos when posts go...
    Timber for pickets and posts received this morning - just finished cutting to size :blue thumb:.Have to let them dry out before painting with the Cuprinol Autumn Gold.Concreting in will also have to wait until we have some milder weather - don't want the...
    Timber for pickets and posts received this morning - just finished cutting to size :blue thumb:.Have to let them dry out before painting with the Cuprinol Autumn Gold.Concreting in will also have to wait...
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  13. fumanchu
    Like x 3

    Back - with plans!

    Hiya fumanchu. :) Yep a windbreak is first requirement. Hawthorn perhaps? I would plant a couple of evergreen shrubs in front too
    Hiya fumanchu. :) Yep a windbreak is first requirement. Hawthorn perhaps? I would plant a couple of evergreen shrubs in front too
    Hiya fumanchu. :) Yep a windbreak is first requirement. Hawthorn perhaps? I would plant a couple of evergreen shrubs in front too
    Hiya fumanchu. :) Yep a windbreak is first requirement. Hawthorn perhaps? I would plant a couple of evergreen shrubs in front too
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  14. Sheal

    Stone paint

    Thanks again I'll check at Screwfix next time I'm in town. :thumbsup:
    Thanks again I'll check at Screwfix next time I'm in town. :thumbsup:
    Thanks again I'll check at Screwfix next time I'm in town. :thumbsup:
    Thanks again I'll check at Screwfix next time I'm in town. :thumbsup:
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  15. Sandy Ground
    Like x 4

    Garden Lighting

    I finally got around to buying the extra lighting I needed. There are 2 lights. One on each shed. They are battery operated and work on pir sensors. The light produced is very soft and lights the...
    I finally got around to buying the extra lighting I needed. There are 2 lights. One on each shed. They are battery operated and work on pir sensors. The light produced is very soft and lights the path (and the shed door) without lighting up the sky. So far I am very pleased with them.G.Ps...
    I finally got around to buying the extra lighting I needed. There are 2 lights. One on each shed. They are battery operated and work on pir sensors. The light produced is very soft and lights the path (and the shed door) without lighting up the...
    I finally got around to buying the extra lighting I needed. There are 2 lights. One on each shed. They are battery operated and work on pir sensors. The light produced is very soft and lights the...
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  16. shiney
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  17. hedgefog

    Recommendation for metal shed?

    Not at all Sheal. Thank you for your tips.Yes, I have binned all the cardboard boxes, wrapping papers and even some plastic boxes where mice dropping were spotted.I keep doing that as there...
    Not at all Sheal. Thank you for your tips.Yes, I have binned all the cardboard boxes, wrapping papers and even some plastic boxes where mice dropping were spotted.I keep doing that as there are a few more boxes of old books are kept. I have never had any seeds or bulbs in the shed. But they...
    Not at all Sheal. Thank you for your tips.Yes, I have binned all the cardboard boxes, wrapping papers and even some plastic boxes where mice dropping were spotted.I keep doing that as there are a few more boxes of old books are kept. I have...
    Not at all Sheal. Thank you for your tips.Yes, I have binned all the cardboard boxes, wrapping papers and even some plastic boxes where mice dropping were spotted.I keep doing that as there...
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  18. Quentin Jackson

    Solar lights any good?

    Yes they are really for decorative purposes only. The contacts on the cheap ones like ours have a removable cap to the battery compartment. The contacts in them tend to rust so some don't...
    Yes they are really for decorative purposes only. The contacts on the cheap ones like ours have a removable cap to the battery compartment. The contacts in them tend to rust so some don't connect propery after a while. I resolve any with this isssue with a piece of multi-strand copper wire...
    Yes they are really for decorative purposes only. The contacts on the cheap ones like ours have a removable cap to the battery compartment. The contacts in them tend to rust so some don't connect propery after a while. I resolve any with this...
    Yes they are really for decorative purposes only. The contacts on the cheap ones like ours have a removable cap to the battery compartment. The contacts in them tend to rust so some don't...
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  19. DaiWig
    Like x 7

    Project X

    Cheers Shiny. Ill do that. Dai
    Cheers Shiny. Ill do that. Dai
    Cheers Shiny. Ill do that. Dai
    Cheers Shiny. Ill do that. Dai
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  20. ARMANDII
    Like x 3

    CONCRETE, COBBLES AND COMPOST

    Hi Ricky, my compost heap was constructed all that long ago by setting four 2" X 4" X 6' posts, treated with creosote, into concrete and then lining all sides, except one, with Chicken wire. I...
    Hi Ricky, my compost heap was constructed all that long ago by setting four 2" X 4" X 6' posts, treated with creosote, into concrete and then lining all sides, except one, with Chicken wire. I then lined the sides of Chicken wire with leftover pond liner underlay to prevent seepage of the...
    Hi Ricky, my compost heap was constructed all that long ago by setting four 2" X 4" X 6' posts, treated with creosote, into concrete and then lining all sides, except one, with Chicken wire. I then lined the sides of Chicken wire with leftover...
    Hi Ricky, my compost heap was constructed all that long ago by setting four 2" X 4" X 6' posts, treated with creosote, into concrete and then lining all sides, except one, with Chicken wire. I...
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