A mix of two parts ordinary muti-purpose compost to one-part sharp sand
and one-part grit is ideal because it gives the excellent drainage required for rooting.
Walkinthesand (left) is still progressing well
Cut back any overhanging shrubs or trees and spike the grass before working sharp sand
into the holes.
Stick to using barriers like soot, sharp sand
or beer traps and ask your vet pet about lungworm protection.
But slug pellets can be toxic-- including some described as safe -- so stick to barriers such as soot, sharp sand
or beer traps.
In some parts of the world the rush to use concrete in construction is stripping large areas of riverbeds of sharp sand
which contributes to further ground erosion.
| Other deterrents include egg shells, sharp sand
, charcoal dust and charcoal left over after a BBQ.
l Ask your stockist to calculate how much all-in ballast, building and sharp sand
you will need and order accordingly.
M Muckelberg A Venus flytraps are bog plants and as such are usually planted in peat with some drainage added such as sharp sand
, to replicate their natural environment.
KIT LIST YOU'LL NEED TO BUILD A WATER BUTT To do this job you will need: A water butt (with stand, to raise it off the ground) A water butt diverter kit, to match your downpipe A tape measure A spirit level A hack saw A drill with a 25mm bit A rubber mallet (or block of wood and a hammer) A concrete paving slab and sharp sand
(if fitting on an uneven surface) BE SURE TO RAISE YOUR BUTT OFF THE GROUND Depending on how much space you have, you can buy water butts that hold various volumes of water, from 25 litres up to over 500 litres.
You may also want to use a garden fork to make holes in the lawn to aerate it and reduce compaction, and fill the holes with sharp sand
to aid drainage.
Rockeries need a free draining soil so use equal parts of compost and sharp sand