How do you collect rainwater from a downpipe?

How do you collect rainwater from a downpipe? A small piece of kit that can help to regulate the amount of water you are storing; usually in a garden water butt. It looks unimpressive a tube a box like contraption and maybe a washer or two. You’ll probably install your water butt and find it […]

What is Non Woven Geotextile? – What is it Used For?

What is a non-woven geotextile? A non-woven geotextile is made through heat bonding plastic fibres into a flexible fabric that can be used for construction, landscape and gardening projects. What is non-woven geotextile used for? Non-woven geotextile is a versatile fabric that is best used as a drainage and stabilisation layer. It also has uses […]

French drain – when to use and how to install

What is a French drain? French drain, trench drain, land drain, sub surface drains all names for a trench filled with stones to direct water away from waterlogged areas in gardens and from around buildings. Really a simple solution of a channel filled with stones to allow water to flow to a new area and […]

How to Install a Plastic Permable Driveway

Remember that permeable driveways are now the only alternative for your driveway    Guidance from the government now advises all renovations and renewals to be permeable. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/permeable-surfacing-of-front-gardens-guidance As covered in our last blog Permeable paving does not have to be a daunting prospect there are many options to choose from that in turn create many […]

How to Cut Geotextile Fabric?

  Your ready to start your project, laid down the membrane; but wait it needs trimming to fit your garden project.  A few tips on keeping your geotextile neat… What do you cut geotexile fabric with? Firstly, you will need a Stanley blade (or similar) that is new and sharp, scissors can be used on […]

How do I protect my garden plants from frost?

Frost Protection – Geotextiles The cold season has well and truly begun, after a mild December we are set for a cold snap, and I think it’s here! Frost protection is now at the top of the garden agenda. Don’t worry if you don’t have a green house or cold frame. There are some simple […]

Conkers – Who knew? Natures soap!

who knew? They’re natures soap! Those shiny brown game playing seeds are all the rage in autumn. Kids and adults alike scouring the ground for the fallen bounty. You will no doubt find the floor littered with the spiky green husks left after the foragers have left. Conkers are horse chestnut tree seeds and have […]