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26/05/2014 at 23:54

Hi everyone

We are looking to buy a new greenhouse very soon and have more or less decided on the Elite Thyme 8' x 10ft Dwarf Wall model in green aluminium.  Does anyone have any experience of this model and would you recommend it?

27/05/2014 at 10:50

I know the model, but be aware if you have little or no knowledge as to the building of it, my advice have it erected  by the professional. make sure the aluminum from is fully sealed to the brick work otherwise you can end up with a drafty greenhouse when you won't need it. if i had the choice i would have prefer wood and brick you get a better seal, but just make sure you run Mastic the base of the frame once it is screwed down into the brick you will be fine, Have fun i love my greenhouse and spend hours in it. 

27/05/2014 at 14:31

no ,but one thing to say is always get  a good sized greenhouse as otherwise you will spend time wishing you had.

27/05/2014 at 22:56

Thanks for the tips so far, we've gone for the 8 x 10 for that reason.  The ones we've seen at that size look big, but then looking at the smaller ones, we know we would regret it. So we are going large

28/05/2014 at 00:19

Hi i am not familiar with the model, but i bought a green Elite Belmont 10 x 8 recently. My best advise would be read the instruction and again and again. In my opinion the instructions are not the best but Elite are very helpful when you ring. I am very happy with my greenhouse its great,  its like a second home or 1st . i put some pictures on the forum a few weeks ago if your interested.

 I would also get a bricky as well to build the base for you, could be an expensive mistake if you do it wrong.

28/05/2014 at 00:29

Hello Nooze.

a 8 x 10 green house is a great start but as flowering rose is trying to say. It will soon not be big enough. Time will tell, believe me and others. 

The best i can suggest is to build a dwarf wall and raise the whole thing up and sit the greenhouse on that. You may think that it will be a expense but believe me, It will not be long before you are thinking about a second greenhouse. There is never enough space!!!!! I am sure others will back me up on this one.



28/05/2014 at 00:33

Yes indeed.  I have the great good fortune to be able to work in someone else's greenhouse - which is 30' x 15'.  It's nearly full at the moment and when the peppers and melons really get going....  However big your greenhouse is you'll wish you had a bigger one!

28/05/2014 at 23:07

Its no good me having a 30' x 15' - my husband would be hijacking it to put his cars in! The 10 x 8 will be ample for me (for the time being)

02/09/2014 at 22:28

At long last my greenhouse was delivered last week and my wonderful husband has being slaving away installing it for me, just the glass to go in now and away we go.  However can anyone suggest the best thing to use for the floor?  Slabs? Gravel?  I';m hoping to have staging on the back wall and down one side to start with and I;'m thinking of trying rhubarb or most probably tomatoes down the free side, but don't know what to put on the floor.  any comments or suggestions would be much appreciated

02/09/2014 at 23:34

Hi, i have my 10 x 8 GH slabs and a soil border on one side. personal i prefer slabs it easier to clean and looks more professional 

I wouldnt put Rhubarb inside the GH, they can get quite large and take up valuable space, a rhubarb will survive outside they very hardy.

03/09/2014 at 23:38

Thanks for the tip, there is space at the back of it to grow some rhubarb so might use that instead


03/09/2014 at 23:42

Rhubarb is def better outdoors.

I'd have a 3' bed each side and a path of  2' slabs down the middle and maybe  across the end

06/09/2014 at 21:48

Thanks Steve 309, that's another option


06/09/2014 at 23:00

I had a green house a few years ago and put membrane down with slabs  down the centre and the rest gravel and grow in pots and grow bags , works well for me

the reason is that friends who have planted in the soil have had to replace the soil after a few years  

Best of luck

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