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Post: #286067 Flo
Sat Dec 12, 2015 8:14 am

The family is buying me a small greenhouse for the back garden for a combined birthday/Xmas present. It's arriving Monday in pieces and will be erected fairly soon I suspect. The local lot want home grown tomatoes.

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Post: #286068 Green Aura
Sat Dec 12, 2015 1:29 pm

Excellent. I'd love a greenhouse but I don't think they're high winds friendly.

I've just spent an hour sewing (yes, with a needle and thick garden twine) the windbreak back on which blew off last week in the not so high winds. I don't think you can sew glass.
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Post: #286070 Odsox
Sat Dec 12, 2015 3:13 pm

You might be interested, Maggie & Flo, that I was given a cheap 8' x 6' aluminium greenhouse several years ago. I laid a single course on 8" blocks for it to sit on and screwed the base down in several places.
It has endured several winter storms and the only casualty is a cracked sheet of glass where a wayward barrel was blown against it.
Being on blocks means that you step down into it, giving a bit more headroom inside as a bonus.

The storms of 2013 destroyed both my polytunnels but the little greenhouse was unscathed.
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Post: #286074 Flo
Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:30 am

I have no idea exactly what has been ordered so will have to wait and see what comes. It's polycarb I do know and 6' by 4' so will see. Excitement? Well it may have difficulty arriving tomorrow as the roads here are dreadful - sudden snow and not a gritter in place.

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Post: #286078 Green Aura
Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:42 am

We bought my mother one of those years back, I think it might have been a little bigger. It did her very nicely. Just big enough for 4-5 tomatoes and a cucumber, with a bit of staging for peppers and seedlings.

It was very easy to put up and very low maintenance, if memory serves. But it does need a bit of shelter from the wind.
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Post: #286088 Flo
Tue Dec 15, 2015 6:43 pm

Bit of a saga with the delivery - family forgot the number that I live at though they got the road right and the village right. Oh and the parcels (frame in one, base in another and poly-carbonate in the other) arrived this afternoon and not yesterday. Just have to find the time and weather to erect it now.

But at least the son-in-law who has been on fence erecting duty found time to come and do a small adjustment today so that next door can get his bins out for the rubbish collections. Still a bit more work to be done on the fence to completely secure it but there is only so much you can do in the dark and rain.

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Post: #286091 Green Aura
Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:24 pm

Are you starting to feel a bit more excited now? Well done to that delivery person.

Is the fence work repair after the floods or adjustment to fit your greenhouse?
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Post: #286092 Flo
Wed Dec 16, 2015 7:38 am

Nah the fence was rotten when I moved in and has been gradually falling down for the last 2.5 years. :mrgreen: These things take time you know especially when your fencing operative works 8 days a week.


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