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Some pics of my before and after garden

Posted: 01/10/2012 at 11:30

Lavendar Lady - forgot to ask, where did you order your pergola from?

Some pics of my before and after garden

Posted: 01/10/2012 at 11:28

Thank you Lavendar Lady for helping to inspire me.  I moved into my home in Ross on Wye at the end of January this year.  All the back garden was covered in weed suppressant and then covered in bark.  As you can imagine taking off this and lifting the suppressant was a big job.  All the soil was compacted, very claggy and full of bind weed roots.  I have done about half and planted up two borders, made a small wild life pond, put in a greenhouse and managed to grow some veg!!  We are now waiting for an extension and when that is done will concentrate and designing the rest.  I will post some before and after pictures at a later date.  My type of gardening is mainly cottage style.  We have lovely views but the garden is lower than the house and mainly south east facing, so although I want trees I do not want to spoil the view or take too much shade from the garden.  I have been seriously considering a pergola, and seeing yours had made my decision to go ahead and do it. 

Once again it is a pleasure to see what you have achieved.  Just wish you lived closer as I do not know any keen gardeners in this area.

Talkback: How to insulate a greenhouse

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:29
I attached a length of battening (resting on the window bars at each end of the greenhouse) against either long side of the greenhouse and tie in. Push wrap down behind your bench to floor, up over the bar and over top of bench and you create an individual insulated area within your greenhouse, or adapt to suit. Easy and cheap to construct, lift up the front on a warm day. I keep the battons in place all year as I use them to attach strings to grow tomatoes.
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