Posted: 24/10/2012 at 16:50
Our greenhouse, in a south-facing garden, gets some shade from trees, but gets some direct sun too. This means we never have to use greenhouse shading in the summer, or wash it off later! We avoided a spot where trees actually overhung it, so that falling branches weren't going to cause a catastrophe. We have a water butt on each side which fills from the guttering we installed, and keeps the greenhouse going.
My advice to anyone considering purchasing a greenhouse is to pay the extra it costs for safety glass. I once threw a stone over the fence into a hedgerow, only the throw went wrong and it hit the greenhouse instead. The stone just bounced off! Phew! The saftey glass is certainly worth considering if you have children or grandchildren using your garden.