Builders dust


unfortunately I have builders next to my court yard and the dust from all the earth removing is covering my plants with a clay dust. I hosepipe them each evening but I cannot remove all of the dust. Some of my plants now seem to be dying. Has anyone any suggestions as I love to sit out there on nice evenings and admire my work, I feel like my efforts have even wasted. 



  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 736

    Is this a temporary situation or more permanent?

    If only temporary I don't think there is much more you can do than you are already doing,so you will have to just sit it out and trust things get better later image

    If more permanent I cannot really suggest anything,it would just have to be something you live with image (or move!)

    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • FleurisaFleurisa Posts: 779

    I'd ask them if they could put up some screening to reduce the amount of dust blowing over. Point out that your plants are suffering and hint at getting some compensation from them

  • Benita2Benita2 Posts: 22

    Thanks  Fleurisa. I have thought about that as I have spent a lot of money on plants. They finally got planning permission to build on the allotments that use to be, after a forty year battle, we won every time,  except this time the House of Lords overturned the council.



  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,115
    While the work is going on put a sheet of newspaper over the pots. Or if it is windy something heavier like a sheet.
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