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Steve J

Latest posts by Steve J

Greenhouses, Planning Rules and Boundaries...

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 18:21

Thanks, now I am even more freaked!

Greenhouses, Planning Rules and Boundaries...

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 16:53

Good news is that the fence it would be close to is actually ours so I think, as expected, I'll be contacting planning. Do I have to actually have a drawn plan to make an enquiry?

Greenhouses, Planning Rules and Boundaries...

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 10:04

I wondered if anyone had had any dealings with planning folk due to wanting to put a greehouse 'within two metres of a boundary of the curtilage of the dwellinghouse' as this limits it to being 2.5m tall at its highest point. Do people basically just tend to ignore the fact that greenhouses tend to be slightly taller than permitted development allows?

We would like to build a brick outbuilding with a wooden greenhouse on a dwarf wall running off one side (on the greenhouse's gable end) as a wooden only structure might find itself with damp feet in severe weather as that part of the garden can end up with a couple of inches of water if the rain is heavy and prolonged. Our desire is for a hipped roof to blend with the greenhouse meaning an overall height of only about 2.75m.

Hope this makes any sense at all, it did in my head before I started to type...

What do you do or what did you do at work

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 12:58

I am, as my pic might suggest, a vet.

Do I talk too much.?

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 11:24

I am the expert on offending people online as I seem to be quite good at it and everything I have read from Mike seems pleasant and written to inform.

Pruning a magnolia?

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 08:45

As far as I know you should prune 'em in the dormant winter months. I didn't take off the lowest branch of my six footer this year cos of the mild winter but next year that has had it! Mine has flowered every year since I planted it five years ago, grown from 2' to 6' in that time.

big garden

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 08:36



Those lovely 'perenial' foxgloves being touted

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 08:17

I have one that I bought as a perennial three years ago and the new leaves are up and growing fast already. When I bought it at the GW show I was advised by the dealer that they last longer than biennial but won't last that long.

big garden

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 08:14

I was wondering that!

Greenhouse Staging

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 22:22

I recycled a slightly knackered examination table from work and added bits of a palette to form a second lower shelf!

Discussions started by Steve J

I'm digging a pond by hand...

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Bit Disappointed By Gardeners' World Live This Year

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Metal trellis?

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Greenhouses, Planning Rules and Boundaries...

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Last Post: 27/04/2014 at 19:26

Buying Garden Land

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Last Post: 09/09/2013 at 09:09

10/10 for Persistence!

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Last Post: 17/02/2013 at 23:14

Vine Wires

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Last Post: 17/02/2013 at 14:47

Hurry up and start spring for goodness' sake!

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Last Post: 02/02/2013 at 12:07

This month's GW mag freebie

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Any idea what this fruit is?

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Combi shed-greenhouses

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