East Sussex, United Kingdom
Last year I transformed a narrow area at the side of my house by laying slabs on membrane with gravel between them, adding a small greenhouse, a narrow bed along one side, lots of pots and two raised beds for herbs and rhubarb. It looked lovely. Then my illness took over and while I was poorly the whole side of the house was repointed - thick dust all over everything!
The builders hosed down the plants as best they could, left thick dust all over the gravel and what was on the top of the soil they forked in!
My question is how do I clear all this up and how will the dust affect the edible plants? Are there nasty chemicals in it? Looking at it now is depressing and I want to get it sorted but don't know if I have the energy to lift all gravel again.
All suggestions greatly appreciated - I want an easy summer!
- 30 Jan, 2011