I'm moving house very soon (bubblewrap is my friend) and I have been gifted an old green house which just needs a few panels of glass replacing. I've only ever had a wee plastic pop up tent type thing from Aldi before so its going to be interesting having this additional space to play with.
There's already one in the garden that is staying which is (I think) laid on a concrete base so this second one is going to be tucked up behind it. The ground is going to need preperation which has gotten me thinking. Is there an ideal base for a conservatory? For instance would it be better to have a concrete or brick base for the frame but gravel directly on soil beneath for the actual "working area" to allow water to drain away? Or does this just cause no end of problems? Alternatively I'm thinking about laying a concrete base throughot and then building the green house up several inches on bricks to give me a little more height. Would drainage "holes" or using vent bricks be an advantage?
Since I'm starting off fresh and empty what do you suggest for storage / worktops? Are there materials you'd recommend or suggest I avoid? Is it best to use shelves that are grated to allow a good air flow?
Once we've unpacked the pots and delicates I'm going to try to reuse the bubble wrap to insulate at least one greenhouse. Do you need to insulate every sheet of glass?
What are your suggestions? (And if you have any advice on errecting a green house and hints and tips on greenhouses in general I'd be very grateful!!)