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Old 15-09-2019, 10:51 PM   #61
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I use Wickes sterilised topsoil, Daniel. Iím sure Gordon will correct me if Iím wrong but I think a gravelly substrate is better for them to reproduce the sandy, stony environment they would live in naturally. It warms up quickly and doesnít develop mould spores.
Pond liner is easily bought from garden stores, aquatic centres or online or cheap lino/vinyl to line the bottom of the table. I got vinyl offcuts very cheaply and theyíre easily cut to size.
Thanks for the tip Emma, Iíll take a look.
Anyone recommend certain brands for the topsoil or gritty sand?
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Old 17-09-2019, 10:35 AM   #62
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Thanks for the tip Emma, Iíll take a look.
Anyone recommend certain brands for the topsoil or gritty sand?
I get it from a garden center and the brand is Westland Topsoil in a green and blue bag but I've seen smaller bags of it outside Asda stores though maybe not after the summer has gone
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I get it from a garden center and the brand is Westland Topsoil in a green and blue bag but I've seen smaller bags of it outside Asda stores though maybe not after the summer has gone
Think thatís the one I picked up yesterday. £3 for 10L
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These are the ones I got, https://www.gardenhealth.com/westland-top-soil 20 litre and 35 litre - I can't remember what size I got but think it was the 35 litre ones because they were bigger than the Asda ones. It had been lashing with rain and the Asda ones were soaking so I went to the garden centre next door to it because I knew they had all their stuff under a roof so would be dry
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These are the ones I got, https://www.gardenhealth.com/westland-top-soil 20 litre and 35 litre - I can't remember what size I got but think it was the 35 litre ones because they were bigger than the Asda ones. It had been lashing with rain and the Asda ones were soaking so I went to the garden centre next door to it because I knew they had all their stuff under a roof so would be dry
Yeah thatís the same i have
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