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Elizabeth Blackledge

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  1. Hi, what's her problem?  A green roof has so much going for it!  Out is a wonderful habitat and the roof will insulate the shed making it a bit cooler in summer and warmer in winter.  You will need to make sure you support the roof properly but done right it can be a lovely addition.  I have included a couple of photos of two of our roofs one is the office roof and the other is a little shed that used to house our rabbits and is now a conventional shed!



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  2. On 8/25/2021 at 5:29 PM, Andrew Cox said:

    G'day from the world's first garden city.

    I'm a mid career CMLI with a background in languages, landscape gardening and web publishing (including a stint at the LI).

    I am a freelancer specialising in townscape appraisals in the SE.

    Really interested in education, mentoring and aiming to become p2c supervisor or examiner.

    When I'm not working you can usually find me chasing after my young children in the garden, teaching Latin names for the plants that get trashed.


    Love it...keep teaching the names!  Our children thought we were totally mad taking photos of all sorts of things - grass reinforcement, street sign systems, paving... The list goes on - they both absorbed more than they ever realised!

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  3. Hi

    I am Elizabeth, based from our home in East Yorkshire.  Together with my husband, Bill, we set up in February 1998.  Since then we have gained @Amanda McDermott as a very valuable member of our senior team.  

    We are keen on lots of issues but SuDS, in its various iterations, is close to all our hearts. Bill and I set up West Wolds Slow the Flow in response to being the subject of a flood event in November 2019.  We have created four living roofs on our property and have been enjoying watching the changes and how they have coped with the extremes of weather.  They are part of our sustainable drainage strategy for the property.

    I love researching the history of a site and think it is very important to understand the history before making any changes.  A favourite project was the regeneration of Burnby Hall Gardens - Rock Garden created in 1910 by the Backhouse Nursery of York, which is a joy to revisit on a regular basis.

    Apart from that we have two grown up daughters, two cats and a new puppy.


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