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 have [...]
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 try [...]
Research by HTA – actually a sponsored Phd – shows that planting against external walls increases insulation by a big factor.
The vegetation ‘buffers’ the wall environment against cooling, and behind the plants it can be anything up to 6 degrees higher.
Of course, in the summer, vegetation will also shade the walls, making them [...]
Today we look at biochar, which could change the way organic waste is got rid of – and also provide useful by products. When I was a child, I used to take potato and vegetable peelings to a big box for the local pigs – this was in a small English town. Nowadays of course [...]
I get asked this – hire a builder for building jobs, or try do it yourself – DIY?
Some jobs are too big for DIY because
too skilled or large scale – needs many builders to do it
needs special equipment – diggers, scaffolding, etc
needs builders professional insurance or professional sign-off – safety is most important
But most [...]
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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 also Building DIY [...]