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could someone recomend a strong quality product for cleaning up large rockery stones which i cant remember the name of,i want to use something stronger than patio cleaner,last year i just put the karcgher on them which helps but looking to get them even cleaner.



  • Matty2Matty2 Posts: 4,817

    I use Algon. but similar makes are availble and it's environment  friendly. My gnome came up a treat! (old and messy) and I use it on my patio without a Karcher

  • I like to see a happy gnomeimage

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 67,382

    I rub my rockery stones with organic yoghurt so that they grow algae and lichens and look nicely aged image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    Much better idea Dove. 

  • ThaiGerThaiGer Posts: 165

    I like to see the stones WITH green organic surface. Because of this I "clean" nice stones with moss extract. Greetings, ThaiGer

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    I much prefer the natural look. Also wonder about the effect of pressure washers and chemicals on a rockery. doesn't sound very plant and wildlife friendly

  • PalaisglidePalaisglide Posts: 3,414

    I just use the power washer with the vortex nozzle on they look one hundred and fifty million years young in other words brand new.
    It gets used for everything a long drive, patio, greenhouse, conservatory, pots and the concrete gnome my grand children bought me, how do you tell them you hate gnomes?
    "Oh" and it gets the moss off the pavements edging my front lawn before the council come round spraying kill it all everywhere.


  • thanks a lot everyone,i do lift the stones out and do them on the path.,i ended up going to jewson and got their own brick cleaner at £16.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 67,382

    Given that the usual advice on designing and building a rockery is that two-thirds of each rock should be 'below ground', how on earth do you lift them without destroying the planting pockets? image

    And given that Jewson Brick Cleaner is designed for removing limescale, I hope you've not spent a lot of money on expensive limestone for your rockery image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • i use jays cleaner on patios and rockerys if a very stubbon stain then use neat and rub with wire brush


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