Well, I'm going to have to think of a new name, aren't I ? I'm not a roofgardener any more. Or at least, I no longer garden on the roof.
However, I think being a Roofgardener is a state of attitude, rather than a state of altitude.
So, here is the new 2019 blog. The polytunnel is almost in an operational state, having spent the last 5 weeks as a storage overflow for books, clothes, and all manner of bits and bobs. They've mostly all been evicted now, and replace with garden-related stuff.
There's still a BIT of tweaking to be done, and I've also made an Exciting New Purchase for the polytunnel.
Well, it's actually the same old polytunnel, transplanted from the Roofgarden into my new ... umm... ground-garden ?
Well, this was my Exciting New Purchase for January. It is a shelving unit. . It's quite sturdy, and the shelves are suprisingly deep. The mesh lifts out of each shelf, meaning I can get extra height for tall plants like tomatoes and Laylandii
As ever, all of the pictures are on RoofNet, so you can click for a bigger picture
Over winter, I can store all my empty plantplots and clutter in this. Of course.. that would look unsightly. So I can just........
.... zip the cover down Hey presto... instant tidyness.
This is the view of the shelves from the front door of the polytunnel.
Everything is neat and tidy. A place for everything, and........
... everything all over the place. Oh dear.... some more work yet to do, methinks.
I hope to post some more photographs over the weekend of the 26th/27th Jan.
Well, I seem to recall that at least ONE of my seed packets said to sow in February, so I need to dig it out. The polytunnel is pretty much ready now
All of these pictures are on RoofNet, so you can click to see a larger version
Well, the workbenches are pretty much sorted out.....
I still need to sort out the shelving. I think a LOT of the gravel trays and seed pots might be for the bin. I seem to have far more than I can reasonably use ?
The shelving unit is VERY handy for my little library. Unlike the main polytunnel, it doesn't suffer from condensation, so anything inside it will stay dry. (unless I deliberately water it, which I wouldn't normally do with my books).
Some daffodils that I'm going to transplant into troughs....
These are refugees from the roofgarden......
There's my Thyme, and the Cinerrera.
And some young Honesty plants. Not sure what I'm going to do with these... I may actually plant them into the garden itself, rather than keeping them in plantpots.
.. and I THINK that these are foxgloves ?
I got some Cycloman and Primroses from the local garden center (more on THAT later) to decorate my path. [td][td]
EGADS.... me ponds frozen over
Well, that's all for today. Tomorrow I'll be uploading some pictures of the hanging shelves for SueA's benefit.
vrgardens: Generally getting the back garden ready for winter. Lots to cut away and tidy up.
Oct 26, 2016 11:13:19 GMT
Geumlover: Autumn is the time to build the compost heap, or at least that's what the old books say.
Oct 29, 2016 19:56:34 GMT
robh: hi ian how are things your end yes if you have sonia id like when are you digging your tubers up this year
Nov 14, 2016 15:47:08 GMT
roofgardener: Good Luck to all Garden Friends as Storm Doris descends on us. Batten down the hatches, and keep safe everybody.
Feb 23, 2017 8:12:38 GMT
grindle: hope you don't get any flying greenhouses up there roofie
Feb 23, 2017 8:31:26 GMT
Rosie: I was thinking that too Grindle. We have snow...
Feb 23, 2017 10:28:34 GMT
supersid: could any one tell me what i am doing wrong with my hibiscus lisa bonita the leaves were nice shiney green now they are going white
Jun 2, 2017 15:11:37 GMT
Louise: Is anybody out there
Aug 5, 2018 6:34:42 GMT
gail: Oh well my books calling me for half the night
Sept 6, 2018 17:58:08 GMT
thecrackedpotgardener: this is the voice of the thecrackedpotgardener your are not alone i am watching you all mwhahahahahahahahaha
Sept 28, 2018 17:25:34 GMT
joysie21: Do anyone buy the gardeners world magazine as I want to enter competitions I have the gardeners answer magazine which is free with lloyds club account
Nov 5, 2018 9:19:29 GMT
libralady: Hello Bess, I have resurrected your post about using elderflowers. I will try the fizz but could you please send your recipes for the cordial and syrup. Thanks and regards.
Nov 21, 2018 18:03:23 GMT
joysie21: i get the garden answer mag every month with free flower seeds which i dont need do anyone want them fo swaps
May 30, 2019 20:20:20 GMT
gail: Hello everyone...Wendy, Joan, Corinne. Please let me know if you can see me now.
Aug 10, 2019 9:01:47 GMT
heikki: Hello Wendy and all group,I hope you find now
Aug 13, 2019 19:18:08 GMT
libralady: Put the last of the Cosmos in a vase this morning, then pulled the rain-battered plants out. They have been beautiful all summer.
Oct 2, 2019 12:14:37 GMT
daitheplant: Just to say that Moira (LadyM) passed away from cancer in August.
Oct 28, 2019 20:50:24 GMT
SueA: So sorry to hear that daitheplant, I've only just noticed your message & all of us send our condolences. Take care.
Nov 15, 2019 9:00:59 GMT