Many of us use hardwood oak sleepers in the garden. Maybe it’s to edge a lawn, create a retaining wall, or maybe build a raised bed.
At some point, you’ll notice fungus appear on the wood surface and you might be wondering what’s happening.
It’s a natural process, and there’s very little you can do other than maybe enjoy the beauty of nature.
Ken’s Weekly Tip – Pruning a Hornbeam hedge
With mid-green foliage with deep veins and serrated edged leaves that turning coppery-brown in autumn, you must keep on top of pruning a Hornbeam.
Ken’s Weekly Tips – The right way to plant a bare root Rose bush
With proper care - from planting to pruning, and protection from pests and disease - you can enjoy the beauty of a rose plant for decades.
Ken’s Weekly Tips – Leaves + Grass Clippings = Fantastic Compost
Are you one of those people who dump their lawn clippings and leaves at the recycling centre? If so stop, and turn it into compost instead.
Ken’s Weekly Tips – Dealing with ‘Fairy Rings’
Fairy rings are circular formations made up of mushrooms and are natural occurrences. Some are tiny while others can reach 600m in diameter.
Ken’s Weekly Tips – Don’t turf a new lawn in hot weather
New turf can't survive in hot weather UNLESS it's watered enough. Take a look at the sorry state of this newly laid lawn.
Ken’s Weekly Tips – Pennisetum – The plant that will tolerate a lot!
Pennisetum forms a compact low mound, and it produces lasting brush-like flowers in late summer, and it works brilliantly in these beds.