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Garden shed for my LIttle balcony

Posted: 31/12/2015 at 06:24

I agree, check with the building engineers/structural surveyors for your building.  The weight of a large container of soil, plus the water it will hold, plus a person or two on your balcony sounds like a recipe for disaster to me.

What's wrong with a few pots? 

Otherwise you're just going to have to rent some garden land nearby or save up to move to a place with a garden.


Posted: 30/12/2015 at 18:51

It's ok Wonky ... I watched Calamity Jane for you ... and joined in .... " ... I'll bet her mother spun 'em!"


December issue

Posted: 30/12/2015 at 14:31

Hi Mitchsan

Send an email to the magazine team at this address

Maybe they can help you.


Posted: 30/12/2015 at 13:42

I'm very sceptical about Jeremy Vine and the things he gets all self-righteous and hot under the collar about - we need to know the dates on those parking tickets - they could have been there before the floods, couldn't they?

JV just likes winding people up, pressing their buttons and making people anxious. 

When I'm in charge he and the other Jeremy (yes Kyle, I mean you) will have to get proper jobs and stop exploiting the anxious, the unfortunate and the inadequate. 


Posted: 30/12/2015 at 13:34

Hi David

Can you show us a photo of the marks please - to upload a photo you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post and follow the instructions.  If that doesn't work give us a shout ...

If you have an interest in autism

Posted: 30/12/2015 at 13:27

One of the huge difficulties I found when supporting the parents of children with disabilities is that in order to apply for support for your child you have to emphasise all the things that your child can't do and may never be able to do - all the things that make him/her different from most other children and that is so very depressing for a parent ..........  what most parents want to do is to highlight all the positives about their child, all the things he/she can do, all the triumphs and the funny little idiosyncracies that make them so loveable and an important part of their family. 

We worked hard to include all the good stuff in a child's SEN and the Statement Reviews, and always ended on a  really positive note

One of the Special Schools I worked with would include a video of each child in their review, enjoying the playground, interacting with their peers and making a positive contribution to the world ... as a professional it wasn't really appropriate for me to well up with tears, but I frequently did. 


Posted: 30/12/2015 at 12:42

Just heard something tapping on the window ... a fat bumblebee caught in a spider's web being blown against the glass - I popped out and freed it and it fell to the ground, gathered its thoughts together and flew off happily into the sunshine ....... it's mid-winter!!!


Posted: 30/12/2015 at 12:27

Glad you're ok Fg - been thinking of you ((hugs)). 

Hoping Bushman, Little ann and the others in the path of the storm are ok.

The best laid plans of mice and men gang oft agley ......... isn't that what Robbie Burns said?  I'd just settled down to do load of parental paperwork when the new GW mag popped through the letterbox

Gentle advice ... for an old newbie.

Posted: 30/12/2015 at 11:50

Welcome aboard Andi

Any chance of a photo or three to give us some ideas of options etc?  and which way does the garden face and what's the soil like ...... that sort of info would really help.

You've come to the right place for friendly advice - many have walked your path before - there'll be plenty of ideas    I regard dahlias as rather more 'gardening' than 'pottering' , but lets see what others have to say ....

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