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high winds and greenhouses

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 15:16

Thanks Blairs, must take a look for those, the clips are very easy to pop off. The new greenhouse doesnt have clips but the panels slide in the frame instead. Haven't got the thing built yet so I'll just have to hope its sturdy enough!

Are There Any Admin on This Site?

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 15:09

Hi Daniel,

Many thanks for your re-assuring response. It is very off-putting for new posters to drop in the middle of this and try to make sense of things and the rights and wrongs of the various arguments. But it is very clear as to who holds, or at least think they hold the big spoons here......

The love of gardening should be the main focus as this is what has brought people here in the first place - there are plenty of other forums where there are sections dedicated to conflict between members. Gardening should be relaxing, peaceful and inspiring so hope everyone can get back on track!



high winds and greenhouses

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 13:16

I have held the roof panels of my polycarb down with various bits of wood, brick, stone and slates! The sides are supported by pallets.

I don't know how many clips I have on each panel but these were ineffective during the last big storm this year and several panels ended up over next doors fence.

I recently saw a greenhouse with a home made wooden construction on top of the roof which was rigid offering more strength. Alright if you can still get the vents open!



Posted: 28/10/2013 at 12:59

Thanks Chicky! The plan is to get the majority of my plants inside before the frosts start and then I'm hoping that the protection will bring them on a lot quicker in spring. I have lots of Hydrangea, day lilys, arum lilys and fuschia potted up but am a bit worried that the greenhouse might leave them vilnerable to mold?

Anyone got any tips to avoid this? 


Posted: 28/10/2013 at 12:44

Hope that everyone hasn't suffered too many setbacks in the storms in the past hours. Glad to say that in Northern Ireland we have missed it altogether. Rather pleased because I have just completed concreting a base for the new greenhouse yesterday and have various ingenious things covering it to keep any rain at bay. High winds would have totally ruined the plan!

Hope to get the base in place now and start assembly this week.

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Posted: 28/10/2013 at 12:33

How very sad it is when a flaming gardening forum can't be a place of mutual respect, learning and pleasant banter.

I have only been a member a short time but it seems there are more strops and in fighting in threads here than not which is really quite pathetic. I was previously a site admin at a popular football forum and there was nothing remotely like this.

Is there not a code of conduct that members need to adhere to? There should be no tolerance of personal remarks, threads promoting ones own self importance and slating of other members.

Surely there are admin here who can take action by deleting the needless content of those who desire to be top dog of a gardening site? Come on, sort it out before the forum is totally enveloped in this tosh and if necessary ban the repeat offenders whoever they be. The constant drivel posted by some does tend to give it away.  

Maybe Gardeners World could run a feature in their next mag?


Greenhouse Heating

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 10:27

I don't heat mine at all but stock it with containers filled with water which supposedly increase in temperature during the day and then keep the interior a bit warmer at night as a result, taking time to lose the heat gained.

Oops I'm in the dog house

Posted: 17/10/2013 at 12:17

I don't get into any trouble as my garden is also a mini business enterprise and so self sustaining!  It's my funds and I get what I need and like! Maybe because Mrs K has her own hobby which I don't complain about helps too!

Serious stuff......no! Really

Posted: 17/10/2013 at 12:09

Most of my favourites have been mentioned, Champion the Wonderhorse, Banana Splts, Willo The Wisp.

Didn't see Roobarb & Custard. And wha above Zorro!! More recent one - CRACKERJACK!!!!

Best TV Comedy Dads Army.



Posted: 17/10/2013 at 10:11

Hi all,

Excitement of a new greenhouse arriving has turned somewhat sour due to delivery issues! The supplier advised I should be at home to sign for and inspect the package yesterday but on Tuesday the delivery company (TNT) emailed to say it was being delivered that day. I took day off and a 15cm long package arrived containing the brackets I ordered. Driver said other packages would follow the next day.

Yesterday the polycarb panels arrived so I'm hoping the frame arrives today. Needless to say, I couldn't take another day off so just hope the most important package arrives intact!

Flaming deliveries rarely go smooth in my experience.

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