I took a good look with my glasses and it seems that the designs on the screen were once a green color and have quite a bit of rust. I'm wondering if I should do some restoration along
with a good clean using the proper product. I think using a rub on color in a dark green might work??? I need to stop the rust. I guess a sane person would call me wish washy but I need your input to make a decision
it does look like copper. You have both solid copper and screen copper. Perhaps research the on google, how to clean the screening and the solids. You may be able to get away with a copper cleaner like brasso for the solid pieces. I know on our parliament buildings they sand blast the copper on the roof to make it look newer, but that could be expensive, and not sure you have the depth to do that, so a search may find you the best answer. It is a beautiful item - great find. Thanks for posting.
I need ideas on how to make a nice path from the gate down into my backyard. As you can tell by this photo it slopes significantly as does the rest of my backyard. Please excuse the mess
but I am "spring cleaning" and I do have plans to do something with that pallet, don't worry :) I am wanting a path roughly the size of the gate door (about 4 ft) and 24-28 ft long, it will gradually turn towards where the stack of chairs are. There I will need to build a small retaining wall I know but for now I just desperately need to address this entryway. I am unfortunately unable to rent heavy machinery or spend very much money so it will have to be done mostly with good old fashioned elbow grease (and I'm sure a little blood, a lot of sweat and hopefully just a few tears) Any and all ideas and advice are greatly appreciated! Help!!!
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Lori, you have such a great slate to work from. I have a bit of a slope in our yard leading to
our vegetable garden and then to the shed. What I tried to talk my husband into was a flagstone and peagravel walkway, but he had to think about it, I even had a pic from the garden section of the newspaper! Well five years later he had an idea and put in flagstone and stone dust walkway. After he was done, I dug out the pic and it looked exactly the same LOL.
Now sedum is growing between the flagstone and it looks great. I will try to take some pics and post them here.
While there is still a lot of grunt work, it is cheap - got the stones from building sites in the area and the other supplies were not costly. Still need to dig down a bit, but probably less than building stairs and platforms.
Keep us posted with pics as to what you do. Thanks for posting.
When I was a kid I used to see these every fall as school was starting the kind of swarmed. Thousands of them died in the gutters when the rains started (and smelled bad). I can't remember their name, nor the folk lore that went with their appearance. Right now there are a fairly large number of them wandering around our property. Anyone know what they are and/or anything else about them?
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From what I could find in google, it appears to be a flat backed millipede. More infor here
gorgeous. I used clay chiminey vents for planters dug into the earth in my garden once, but over the years winters had their way with them. I am so gonna try this! It is fabulous. Thanks for sharing - I had to as well. :)
I love the Christmas cactus but try as i may...I have never understood how to keep them healthy and alive. I have read instructions on how to water...
Don't over water, do not allow them to dry out...Place them in well draining soil... Blah, blah, blah,...... I purchased a couple two years ago and as usual they still remain a mystery to care for.
In December of 2011 my white cactus bloomed, the pink one did not.
When I moved to a new apartment the following year I placed them at the window with my other sun loving plants as I did in my last apartment..
That December, neither bloomed.......I assumed it was the change and like the other plants... they needed to get acclimated...
I changed their soil and pots over and over again...Some dried them out to quickly like the clay pots...Others like ceramics, would keep them appearing healthy for a while but then they would stop growing.
This year the only thing I've done differently was to change the pots again!. I purchased two cheap little plastic pots from the dollar store and forgot to place holes in the bottom, however, when I watered them... I allowed them to dry out between watering...and did not bother to punch holes in the bottom because they seem fine..
I than decided this month to place them on the balcony where they receive indirect light... And guess what...They began to bud!
I still can't figure this out...What did I do right/wrong? They are blooming in May??
the secret. Not sure the lighting is important. I have my mother-in-law's and it is about 50 years old. I often forget to water it even when dry - it is a little stressed and then when I water it goes into bloom. It blooms a few times through the year. I have heard that stressing this plant prompts blooms, placing in a cooler place will also help.
Does anyone have a solution to ridding my raised beds of vetch ~ it keeps invading my perennials here in southern Maine and the more I try to remove it and its roots, the more that seems to appear. Suggestions, PLEASE!
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Kate, you are right, the round up will kill all other plants around it. What you can do is dig
up a piece of vetch and check out the root system, then dig up you plant and remove all of the vetch roots. Pot in pots for a while and then spray the area with round up. You should be able to replant your plants in about four weeks. At least that Is what I remember from the instuctions, but read the intstructions. I worked for me in another garden with a different invasive weed. Now I just spray in the early spring before the plants emerge.
warm inviting yard. You have done a remarkable job, looks like you had a landscaper come in. You must enjoy relaxing there, but I suspect a lot of your relaxation comes from further planning and development :) Truly professional. Thanks for sharing.
I have this coming up all through my flowerbed. Can anyone tell me what it is? I can't find anything online that even looks remotely close. I live in the West Central part of Oklahoma if that means anything...
looks to be a violet, and can also be very invasive. The other slim leafed plant could be spurge but it could also be allium ( http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/profile.... ) I have some in my garden as well. Just finished digging all of the grass out and the young ones look quite like this. You can tell by breaking the leaf and smelling it, allium has an onion odour - flowers are wonderful, but go to seed and spread a lot. Control the spread by picking the flower before it goes to seed.
stools, except mine are all black. I use them as end tables in the spare office/room and in the summer I bring them out to the deck as extra stools/tables. Works great. I wish I had bought the more colourful ones and then I would use them in the garden too. Could be neat with a colourful pot of annuals sitting on it. Thanks for posing the question :)