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East facing lean to greenhousew?

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 11:50

My lean to faces East and it is fine; grow toms, cucumbers, peppers and aubergines plus an apricot tree. Have a frost buster that kicks in when it is about 5 or 6 c. It still get sunlight from the South until about 4.00pm.

Greenhouse staging

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 11:57

Made mine; treated timber from Wickes. V. cheap

garden problem

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 11:54

It looks fabulous I hope you enjoy many happy hours in it.

building houses on green belt land

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 11:57

HyperC, I was painting in a very upmarket house near Maida Vale, London a few years back. The house next door was having a huge kitchen ripped out; I asked the workmen why, when it seemed pretty new. The answer was; the tenants are changing, when you pay £4000 per week rent you expect a new kitchen -  the one they were taking out was 1 year old.

building houses on green belt land

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 12:44

Absolutely Dove

Blooms in November

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 12:17

I give the flowers a gentle shake before bringing them indoors.

building houses on green belt land

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 12:13

Just checked on emptyhomes.com

845.000 empty properties in UK, rising possibly to 1,000,000 if uninhabitable properties and flats above shops are included.

It is so much cheaper more ecological and faster to renovate rather than new-build, it seems a no-brainer to simply refurbish these properties after compulsory purchase orders.

building houses on green belt land

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 11:40

I believe there are between 600,000 and 800,000 empty properties in this country. A person I know locally has had 4 or 5 empty for years. The Council talked to her about 1 property some years ago, saying she should rent it or sell it and then never followed this up. The Councils have the powers as I understand to force people to rent or sell, but don't seem to use these.

Tips on starting a balcony compost bin?

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 11:36

BK, perhaps half of them should be called Susan.

Professional Soil Testing Kit.

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 12:19

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Has anyone grown them? 
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Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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Any advice welcome 
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Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Apple Day

Info about this 
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Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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Weed Killer and compost bins

A response to a thread I can't find 
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Phlox mould?

What is this stuff? 
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Any wine makers out there?

What have you made this year? 
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Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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Smooth Rupturewort 
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ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
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Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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