DONNY’S TOP TIP

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When a hard frost ap­pears, place an old pil­low­case or sheet over your car wind­screen as this will pre­vent hav­ing to de-ice in the morn­ing – a nice time saver.

Q

Some weeks ago we had an In­dian sand­stone pa­tio laid. Now white cir­cles have ap­peared on some slabs. Any idea what may be caus­ing this? Any sug­ges­tions would be grate­fully ap­pre­ci­ated.

Many thanks, Rusty B

Nat­u­ral stone salt mi­grates to the sur­face when the stone dries out. Ev­ery time it gets wet, the salt mixes with wa­ter and salt is brought to the sur­face – ef­flo­res­cence. You can dry­brush the salt off and over time it will dis­ap­pear (takes a few years, though).

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