Protecting newly Planted seedlings

Now is the time to put those seedings into the garden. After weeks caring for them indoors you want them to do their best when in the garden. After hardening off the seedlings, another period of vigilance is needed. Seedlings are at risk from pests, diseases, sun, and wind damage. If you have an outdoor […]

What is a channel drain?

A channel drain is an enclosed channel with grating on the top. They run along the edge of an area within the floor; they are added to remove surface water from a specific area. To help control the flow of water and prevent flooding/pooling of water. This moves excess water to the underground drainage system […]

Percolation Test

Percolation test – surface water drainage You need to do a percolation test if your thinking of having a soakaway drainage system in your garden or replacing a soakaway system. A percolation test must also be done for septic tanks/ sewage treatment. Make sure you do this test in normal conditions and not in summer. […]

Non Woven Geotextile

Geotextiles There are 2 main types of geotextile fabrics permeable and impermeable. At Spudulica.co.uk we specialise in permeable membranes. This week we are covering Non woven geotextiles. Uses: Separation, Filtration Applications: French Drains, Soakaways, Permeable Protection layers, Patios. Both types can be also used together to cover problematic areas with multiple issues. Non-woven geotextile membrane […]

Potted Plants- Winter Prep

Potted plants in Winter For those of us with a multitude of potted plants in our gardens we need to plan for winter. It is a tricky time of year with the extra rainfall and the possible risk of frost and freezing temperatures. Outdoor pots can be become waterlogged with the extra rain we experience […]