The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

Cream-crackered now, but pleased with the results.


Cream-crackered now, but pleased with the results.



Comments on this photo

bjs
Bjs
 

Brave you, will leave mine for another couple of months at least.

26 Feb, 2017

 

Hi Brian.. thanks .. it wasn't windy when I began, but soon became very blustery. I just kept going regardless ... more of a fun task in the warmer weather !

26 Feb, 2017

 

Well done you, hope you have now got your feet up with a nice cuppa!

26 Feb, 2017

 

Hi Chris... yes ... relaxing now !

26 Feb, 2017

 

That looks great TT, but hard work. Have you tried 'wet and forget'? I used it last year and found it brilliant. My flags are still clean after 12 months.

26 Feb, 2017

 

Hi Waddy .. not heard of Wet and Forget ... would it be useful for the stubborn marks which the jetwasher cannot shift ?

26 Feb, 2017

 

Certainly would TT.

27 Feb, 2017

 

You have to be patient though, the results don't appear immediately.

27 Feb, 2017

 

Thanks, Waddy.

27 Feb, 2017

 

I am so impressed, ours are a disgrace.....I am looking to buy a washer but there are so many and the prices can be extortionate!
Waddy I am going to look at wet and forget, is it safe for plants? because our plants spill on to our paving!

27 Feb, 2017

 

Dotty ... I found FAQ online re Wet and Forget .. just search the name.

27 Feb, 2017

 

I leave jobs like that to Him Indoors but after having a jet washing bloke to do the patio the slabs now need re-pointing. Even if I could get down (and stay there long enough!) it's not the sort of job I have ever done. Don't intend to start now.

No doubt, it will get done eventually. Meanwhile, I try not to notice.

27 Feb, 2017

 

Gravel between my pavings ... so I just sweep the gravel back into the gaps between the slaps.

27 Feb, 2017

 

Why didn't we think of that, Terra? Easy enough to do, isn't it?
Thanks for telling me.

27 Feb, 2017

 

Hi Arbuthnot ... the gravel in the gaps allows good drainage, and at the edges of a patio area, you could perhaps grow a few little rockery plants in the gravel.

27 Feb, 2017

 

Thanks again. I shall mention it to Him Indoors.

27 Feb, 2017

 

Wet and Forget doesn't disturb the sand or whatever you have between the flags.

27 Feb, 2017

 

Thanks Waddy ... we won't 'forget' that.

27 Feb, 2017

 

Wet and forget safe for animals? Wouldn't want the handsome Truffle getting his paws damaged by an acidic solution, if that's what it contains.

28 Feb, 2017

 

That's a good point, Siris ... Some time I might use it down the far end of the garden ... but not nearer my house or in the dog run.

28 Feb, 2017

 

Once it's dry TT is fine for both pets and children.

28 Feb, 2017

 

When wet it is not safe for animals, and obviously children....have been ploughing through the Q & A page.......as far as I can tell it is brilliant for stand alone steps, paving,walls, boats, decking, not a mention of plants.......so weighed up the pros and cons the liquid is quite expensive, so for another £20.00 have purchased a pressure washer, be it on my head..... comment from OH !!if it disturbs the cement, then so be it, will do what TT has done and get some gravel and use that!!
As the saying goes "Watch this space" have purchased from a well known company, using my prime account, so it should arrive today, ordered it yesterday afternoon!!

28 Feb, 2017

 

Dd, when I pressure washed our block paving driveway, what a mess it (I) made, sand everywhere and me totally soaked!!

28 Feb, 2017

 

As with many garden tools, practice improves your ability of using it ... I found I became more adept with the pressure washer after using it a couple of times. I bought mine only a year go, but am very pleased with it.

28 Feb, 2017

 

Congratulations, it is ready for spring now :)

28 Feb, 2017

 

Thanks Aleyna for your lovely optimistic comment ...
yes, it was hard work, but now all ready for springtime !

1 Mar, 2017

 

Last time I pressure washed the greenhouse I could have done with wearing a wet suit & my hands were frozen ( I obviously need more practise but will wait for warmer days)

2 Mar, 2017

 

Hi Greenfinger ..
When I did some jet-washing last summer on a hot day, I was wearing shorts and wellies. My legs are reasonably slim, but that meant the sprayed water all ran down the insides of the wellies !

2 Mar, 2017

 

Two options,Terra,and other well soaked members using a pressure washer...a wet suit in winter ,and a Bikini in summer ! or maybe the wet suit all year round,knowing our weather :o) just a thought..yes.a silly one,I know ! x

3 Mar, 2017

 

That's just what I do Bloomer, cozzy and flip flops. I tried the wellies Tt and ended up with water up to my ankles sloshing about every time I moved. Wouldn't even consider playing about with water until it's a scorcher of a day out there. If anyone wanted to torture me they would only have to throw a cup of cold water over me on a cold day and I would tell them or give them anything they wanted!!! You brave girl. You have made a brilliant job of it, the slabs look lovely, just like new.

4 Mar, 2017

 

Thanks, Homebird ...
I worked as fast as I could because the wind was cold and biting.
Hi Bloomer ...
yes... maybe a swimsuit and fisherman's waders x

4 Mar, 2017

amy
Amy
 

A job well done TT it looks all clean and ready for spring , we have a pressure washer but do find it needs doing again occasionally I'll remember the Wet & Forget tip ...

5 Mar, 2017

 

I agree with Amy, TT, you've done a great job there! :-))

5 Mar, 2017

 

So clean and Tidy TT - They look as good as new...! :o)

6 Apr, 2017

 

Thanks everyone .. I'm glad I did the jet-spraying early this springtime.

7 Apr, 2017

 

Love the design Terratoonie looks great.

11 Apr, 2017

 

Thank you 3d ... I find the dog run area very useful.

11 Apr, 2017

 

I can see Truffles finds it useful too ?

11 Apr, 2017

 

Yes, 3d .. you are right .. the dog run is Truffle's favourite sunbathing area ?

17 Apr, 2017

 

?

17 Apr, 2017



Comment on this photo


Pictures by terratoonie
233 of 251

  • Single_p1380522
  • Single_p1380632_copy

What else?

Members who like this photo

  • Gardening with friends since
    23 Feb, 2011

  • bjs
    Bjs

    Gardening with friends since
    13 Apr, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    9 Mar, 2012

  • Gardening with friends since
    9 Jun, 2010

  • Gardening with friends since
    30 Nov, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    3 Jul, 2010

  • Gardening with friends since
    31 Oct, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    13 May, 2014

  • Gardening with friends since
    7 Oct, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    14 Jul, 2012

  • Gardening with friends since
    2 Jan, 2012

  • Gardening with friends since
    5 Jul, 2009

  • amy
    Amy

    Gardening with friends since
    17 Apr, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    4 Apr, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    1 Oct, 2013

  • Gardening with friends since
    2 Nov, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    20 Jan, 2014

  • Gardening with friends since
    16 Mar, 2010

  • Gardening with friends since
    28 Apr, 2016

  • Gardening with friends since
    14 Feb, 2014