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Turn London into an urban park? What a great idea. This is not really some crowd concept, it has to come from legislation on: green aspects of new developments (mostly, green features in the initial artist’s impression stage, all removed when built) front gardens and conversion to drives and mini car parks (use grass-crete, or […]

Spring has more or less arrived, although still cold on some days. Buds and blooms are out and now is the time to get busy on the garden. Sills needs repairs or repainting. Outdoor fittings should be checked, cleaned, oiled etc, and any work needed done now, before the start of the proper garden season. […]

These are some photos from a recent lawn laying session. The small lawn was killed by overhanging trees provding too much shade, and neglect by tenants in a rented property. Autumn is a good time to lay a lawn as rain will make it bed in better. Laying in Spring is also possible but you […]

My recent visit to the Barnes Wetland Centre in London also included visitis to the hides for watcghing birds. There are many of these scattered around the lakes, which are from an old clay woirkings, next to the Thames. There is also one large hide which is multi story. These are the photos. You could […]

These are very interesting buildings embedded into the flat landscape of the Barnes Wetland centre, west London (south of Hammersmith). Some can be built in your garden, if suitable. The Berkeley Bat house could be an excellent addition. Best to check with a vet or bat expert first though. Here come the bats! Rabies! So […]

This show is on Saturday 8 to Sunday 9 September, at Westpoint, Exeter, UK. Various seminars are lined up with eco green build experts: Saturday 8th 11.30am Ross Stokes SelfBuild & Design Magazine A beginner’s guide to self build Simple introduction from someone who has built and renovated properties, and is also a journalist. 12.30pm […]

That time of year again, the Big Green Home Show in Swindon off the M4. Many exhibits, seminars, Expert Alley (Ask The Experts) where you can get answers to your home renovation questions. Dates: Fri 29 to Sun 31 October 2010 Where: The National Self Build & Renovation Centre, Swindon Open from 9.30-17.00. Car: M4 […]

We have finally put our Article Directory live > It is easy to join – just create an account by registering your basic details, then add articles with images, videos, text, and links. There are many sections including * Architecture & Design * Building & Construction, Plant equipment, Tools, Lease, Hire & Buy * Building […]

Today had fun planting 12 sakura cherry blossom at Miami Green Condos Penang Malaysia for Earth Day. This is the ‘watering ceremony’. The gardeners got there first and put them in, which was not the plan, but keeps people employed. These are around the main entrance with the waterfalls, and a few other places. See […]

Eco Workshops are to help self builders, DIY people and renovators understand the green issues affecting them and their projects. Dave Hilton an eco expert is giving a talk, along with many others. This is at Buildstore exhibition centre at Swindon off M4 junction 16 >. For a ticket see here > See also our […]


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