To grow potatoes you need to buy seed potatoes which are guaranteed virus free, rather than use old potatoes from your fridge or left over … read more
From time to time visitors to my garden ask in a puzzled way why I have logs in my ‘flower beds’ . I assume … read more
Xeriscape planting in 10cm substrate?Green-Roof planting is still in the experimental stages. What will work and what will fail? THe First Five Guinea Pigs … read more
A Well Designed GlasshouseJudicious use of brick and timber has created a greenhouse with a timeless quality and solidity. Why choose a lean-to style? … read more
This time of year can be a low point for garden vegetables: the winter stores are used up and early spring planting yet to … read more
Spring is finally underway in the woodland garden after the longest and coldest winter for thirty years, but you have to get down on … read more
The roof is glazed with large 4mm toughened glass sheets that sit neatly between preformed ridges running down each rafter. Powder coated aluminium capping … read more
Why paint a cedar greenhouse? In my case it was mainly for aesthetic reasons. It fits in with the style of the rest of the garden and, I believe, gives it a more substantial look akin to the great classic Victorian greenhouses.
Long planks were staked in place to create an edging to contain the bricks and base materials. A length of DPC was used to protect the outside edge of the wood from wet soil in the beds.
Once the contractors had finished the base work we started on the DIY task of assembling the greenhouse. It was supplied by Gabriel Ash, … read more
Oh, if I could afford a wall around the whole garden! Still, this was a chance to build a small section (19 ft long and 6 ft high) in place of three fence panels, against which the greenhouse will ‘lean’.