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Having read some of the previous threads already, I'm still undecided on what would be best with regards the base for my planned greenhouse. It will be approx 12'x9' and a cedar construction. Would you recommend all paving, or part paving, part gravel with a paving perimeter? Or is there something else I should consider?
It depends what you want to do with it. Mine is aluminium on an aluminium base which is concreted in. I kept half of it earth to plant into. Paving is good for where the potting bench and shelves are as it's easy to keep clean.
Hi Potty Girl - Just upgrading my aluminium greenhouse for a cedar one. Replacing current part paved/part gravel base with a solid concrete base. One tip, if you have a solid concrete base, don't be tempted to seal it to keep it nice/look good as it won't be porous for water run-off or damping down. Enjoy your new greenhouse.
Good points from Smokin Donkey. I only use my GH from March when I start sowing in heated propagators, so warmth in winter isn't so much of a problem. I have a frame filled with sand with a heating cable in it which I put young tender plants in at night when it's cold.
Thank you everyone...I hadn't received email reminders that you'd all posted replies, and couldn't access the website yesterday! I really appreciate your advice, and some fantastic tips too!