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Plants in the Garden: January 2013

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Contribution from Tim Ingram 30 January 2013, 19:42top / bottom of page
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There are sometimes less than prepossessing parts of the garden. Garden sheds and buildings are utilitarian but often not especially attractive. This example has spent 20 years enveloped in wisteria and covered by a variegated cotoneaster, and actually didn't look to bad. However, next door's dreaded leyland cypress steadily encroached and began to undermine the foundations, and there is now a need for the shed to be re-roofed. It's appeal now is decidedly limited!

By coincidence a debate has started on the NARGS Forum about 'Green Roofs' - begun by a young gardener who has been researching plants to use on city buildings. This seems the obvious opportunity to make something a great deal more interesting with this shed, and at the same time to learn more about plants that thrive in such situations. Hopefully as and when we get going with this it will find its way to the website for that band of quiet viewers who find stimulation from such things.

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Websites seem to find their true purpose in a 'Conversazione' and sharing of experiences, much in the way of good newspaper (or the AGS Journal itself at a different level). 'How things are done can often be relegated to how things look' - there is something very stimulating in seeing othere striving, if not succeeding.


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