Garden shed for my LIttle balcony

I really want to get some gardening in my balcony, but my balcony ain't big enough!!! I was actually planning to get custom raised garden bed in my balcony ( http://inthebackyard.ca/gardens/ ) and I think it would be great. I have already spoke with the executives from In the backyard and got all the arrangements done. What do you guys say? Any experience or suggestions  from the user end?  

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,449

    I agree, check with the building engineers/structural surveyors for your building.  The weight of a large container of soil, plus the water it will hold, plus a person or two on your balcony sounds like a recipe for disaster to me.

    What's wrong with a few pots? 

    Otherwise you're just going to have to rent some garden land nearby or save up to move to a place with a garden.

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  • Yeah!! I think ! Probably I should get check with an engineer.

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 27,882

    Hmmm.....image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,449

    I really don't see why Gar needs to grow things on his balcony when he's got a lawn he could dig up .......... it would save all that lawn cutting he was talking about elsewhere image

     

    Gar, do you know Garden Fairy - he/she is another new member from Canada ... you could get him/her to pop around and give you some ideas - he/she is into garden design image

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 23,624

    My experience is that tedious little folk who pretend to engage with a forum to advertise are really more stupid than they think themselves clever.

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 27,882

    One only needs to look at the 'blurb' he/she has written on the 'about me' page, Hosta...image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,449

    If only they had something interesting to do ......... it's sad isn't it image 

     

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  • Which is it? A shed or a bed. I didn't have an engineer check my bed....oh no, I'm going to end up in the basement!!

    Canada is very beautiful. Perhaps we should go and take our gardens with us for a once over!image

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 16,156

    I was wondering about that shed too, pp. You'd have to make sure that you could get the doors open. 

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 19,337

    I am having difficulty imagining how big a balcony must be to need a shed to store tools and equipment and how said shed is to be decorated to stop it being an eyesore as well as not blocking light into the windows that presumably sit between the windows and the balcony.

    Baffled.

    Wouldn't mind a trip to Canada though - as long as I can leave my garden behind PP.   The resident and visiting critters wouldn't be allowed in.

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