‘Brilliant’ item from Wickes removes ‘every bit of’ green algae from fences in one spray

Mrs Hinch fans have shared a “brilliant” method for removing green algae from fences.

If your garden fences are turning green, then you likely have a problem with algae.

Algae is a form of organic fungal growth which leaves a green film on surfaces like fences.

Wood is a natural mineral surface that’s highly porous which is why it’s so prone to algae growth.

Rather than scrubbing at your fences for hours to remove algae, fans of cleaning sensation Mrs Hinch have shared a “brilliant” method that “gets rid of every bit of green”.

Gillian Kinsella asked the Facebook group, ‘Mrs Hinch Gardening Tips’: “Looking for suggestions on how to treat the algae on the fence while protecting the flower bed. Thanks in advance.”

The post was inundated with responses from fellow gardeners who claimed the best method was to use a product called Wet & Forget.

Wet & Forget costs £18 from Wickes and £34.99 from Amazon.

Trish Burrin agreed and wrote: “Yes Wet and Forget. You will not be sorry. It’s amazing.”

Julie Chadwick suggested: “Wet and Forget is brilliant. Just do what it says, spray it on and forget it.”

Joanne Schofield commented: “Wet and Forget will get rid of every bit of that green. Just spray it on and leave it. You could cover plants with plastic bags while you spray.”

Other suggestions from Mrs Hinch fans included using a wire brush, Spray and Leave, a jet washer and white vinegar.

Debbie Fullerton said: “Once it’s dry use a wire brush – no chemicals needed.”

Julia Stanton commented: “Spear and Jackson. Spray and Leave. We just did it a few weeks ago. Algae disappeared.

“We just put a towel around a potted bamboo while we did the fence. We just bought another tub ready for next year.”

Jenny Neale wrote: “We Jet spray ours and it comes off.” Nikki Swan suggested: “Cover plants and spray white vinegar.”

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