Saturday, January 30, 2010

Decking decisions.....

had to be made this week... my wee porch is just that... WEE, only 6 1/2 x 7,  so i wanted some sort of addition, i wanted a greenhouse, i wanted a sunroom.... i wanted i wanted... but had to settle for something multipurpose... at least for this year...
i now have an 8x10 deck addition which will have a clear polycarbonate roof next week.. this ensures that i won't lose much light in the kitchen window or the bathroom window.... i've requested it to be built so that eventually it can be enclosed and become a 'sun/greenhouse room, with steps and a lower deck leading to my small shed.... oh and did i mention in my 'dream' a small hot tub sitting on the lower deck... . one day!!! in the real world i'll be saving for my 'real' greenhouse, you know the kind.. with automated vents, glass windows.. good flooring... and enough space for a comfy chair for when i'm old grey and needing a good warm sit in the early spring.... okay okay... back to reality .... i'm very excited about this new addition... it maybe small but when one lives in a single wide mobile... any addition is a good one!!!
not only is there a new deck in the works, a new raised bed!! YAY.... now my lilacs and mulberries will have a home!


   in case your wondering about the pictures... i took the above one many years ago... a few houses ago... fond memories of sitting in the shade, on my balcony, with my new Canon SLR camera, experimenting with different shots... my Oakley's when i didn't need glasses and a gorgeous begonia flower...
 
i believe (please correct me, if i'm wrong) that this was a ladybird larva.... there were several attached to piece of grass ....i love insects, as long as they don't eat my veggies or bite me or my dogs... RAIDDDDDDD .... just kidding!!!!


7 comments:

Mr. H. said...

How nice to have a bigger deck and more garden space, the deck looks good. We also have greenhouse dreams and hope to one day build a little bit bigger, heated greenhouse so that we can see more green in the winter...someday, maybe.

How neat that you are growing mulberries, we have two that struggled a bit at first but finally started to grow some last year...fingers crossed. I love the pictures and that surely does look like a ladybird larva.

Roasted Garlicious said...

thanks Mr. H... my poor wee mulberries have been in pots for almost 3 yrs.... this winter has been record mild so i'm hoping that they will take off in their new digs :D yes i'm afraid the greenhouse is down the road for me too ...a good note, now that the deck has been extended i should be able to plant some sort of fruiting vine or espallier against it :D

GetSoiled said...

Hi Garlicious! Thanks for the nice comment you left in my blog...I was going to come by tomorrow but curiosity took the best of me :()

I did a quick click onto your site and saw that bird photo. BEAUTIFUL!

I'll come by tomorrow for more eye-candy! :)

Roasted Garlicious said...

thanks for visiting GetSoiled... love your blog too...will thanks Mr. H for having you on his list :D... i love cruising through other ppls blogs... sooooo much information and truly a fun way to expand our knowledge...

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MObugs said...

What a great blog you have here Roasted. I will surely keep coming back. Your little orange "ladybug larvae" is actually a ladybug pupae. This is the "resting" stage right before the cute little spotted adult will appear. From the look of it I'm guessing a Multi-Colored Asian Lady Beetle resides inside...:o)

I really like your new deck, we are thinking about adding one to our house as well. It is certainly a much need addition to our own home. We spend so much time outside.

Roasted Garlicious said...

thanks Mobugs, and thanks for telling me 'who' that wee critter was... i love your blog too :D as for my deck, i'm loving every moment of it.. planted some seeds today, hoping the deck will keep them warm enough to sprout!!