Zone 1: Shoebox Sized Garden - Analysis
SWOT Analysis of Site
- South facing garden (great amount of sunlight)
- Brick walls create a micro climate (sun trap)
- Existing soil (good quality)
- Existing outhouse (water harvesting & storage)
- At door step of Zone 0 (home)
- Very limited space
- Evergreen tree in West Garden overshadows my garden
- No access to drain pipes to collect rain water
- Dumpster diving (many materials in close proximity)
- No natural habitat for predictors of snails and slugs
- Solid boundaries (concrete and brick walls)
Zone 0 - My living space. The one bedroom flat on the first floor
Zone 1 - The 18.72m2 of garden space
Zone2 - The moved lawn just south of my garden
Zone 3 - a narrow corridor of managed trees which grow in a North - South arrangement between the cemeteries east wall and a metal fence. The council regularly prunes these trees.
Zone 4 - The cemetery is still maintain but few visitors
Zone 5 - Possible some neighbouring gardens are not maintained. This is not shown on the sector map.
Rises in the east travels through south (midday) and sets in the west.
Longest day = 22 June
Sunrise 04:43 Sunset 21:22 = 16h38m daylight
Highest angle = 61.9°
Shortest day = 22 December
Sunrise 08:04 Sunset 15:54 = 7h49m daylight
Highest angle = 15.1°
The building funnel the wind to blow in from an eastern direction. Mild on most days even in winter.
An average of 600mm of rainfall per annum
The bottom of the garden remains in shade throughout the year. While the evergreen towers two stories high shading this area further.
Due to the cemetery very little noise pollution is experienced when out in the garden.
As the west plywood fence is only a metre high I see my neighbour often. Also the south lawn of the flats is clearly visible.