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Old 24-08-2005, 02:46 PM
jw 1111
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Is there really any reason why builders sand should not be used rather
the more expensive horticultural sand, in making up a soil mixture for

Go to B & Q and buy some of their sharp sand. Do not used anything except
sharp sand and it might be a good idea to wash it with plenty of water
before use. If you're an amateur laying bricks it's best not to use
sharp sand - I tried it, but only once! You could also add a little
builders grit (likewise washed of course) to your mixture if there's a
lack of small stones in the other constituents.


many thanks to all . i notice that our local b&q sand says its already
washed. still wants more washing would you say? out of interest would you
explain to a novice why there should be small stones included?

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