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Moving exsting Greenhouse

Posted: 22/12/2012 at 08:25

Thanks for the advice.  Georg I've checked the panes and they are all the same size except as you said the front panes.  Lucky because my OH works in glass and has promised some new, toughened panes as I am clumsy and he can also provide the new clips.

Nutcutlet I like the idea of it being a bit taller, at the minute it is ground level with soil to either side but the soil is poor and the bottom panes keep growing moss and mould. 

I'm hoping santa brings me some staging for in there and it gives me another great reason to dig up the grass .

Thanks again, have a nice if soggy wet day.

Moving exsting Greenhouse

Posted: 21/12/2012 at 17:41

Hi All

Well yet again i have been here far too long today reading and chortling to myself and I was hoping you could give me some advice.

We inherited a greenhouse when we bought our house, this year has been a non starter with the garden due to work commitments but i have a new job now () and will have more time to put my greenhouse to use.

Anyway, at the minute the greenhouse is is right up againt next doors very low boundry fence and the children play cricket a lot and have previously vandlised trellis etc I have put up in our garden so I have some concerns for the safety.

I have posted a pic to show you all the current position I hope you can see and was wondering if it is possible to move the greenhouse and if so how to start?

We need some privacy in the garden as it is south facing (sun lover ) and gets sun for the majority of the day but overlooked at the back by a new housing estate, my plan is to put the greenhouse in the middle of the bottom lawn as the lawn is in poor condition and Mr Mole is a frequent visitor but I have no idea where or how to start.

Any advice or thoughts would be a big help



favourite plant

Posted: 20/12/2012 at 17:20
Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

My favourite garden flowers are roses. Favourite wild flower is bluebell - oh the scent of an English bluebell wood. Favourite vegetable is runner bean - pretty to look at, fun to pick and tastes delicious. Photo of rose Madame Alfred Carrière in my garden.

Oh Busy-Lizzie,, I had to quote your post so I don't have to keep going back to look at your lovely garden, between you and Lavender Lady's lovely garden I have many an adoring stare at the puter screen, its beautiful.

I like columbines and campanulla, I also have an evergreen sea holly which is very stricking. 



Posted: 20/12/2012 at 17:10

Hi Joseph


its an Aglaonema I think heres some info

could be wrong but thats what it looks like to me


Seed swap

Posted: 18/12/2012 at 17:33

Hey Paul welcome aboard  and I guess we've all commited some kind of re-colonisation I prefer to call it .

P&P isn't really that much and if we're all swapping it shoud work out ot be quite fair, I really dont mind paying a few pence especially when I get little parcels through the door that could bring years of enjoyment.

Nutcutlet, thank you yes I GOT THE JOB  (bit gutted I don't seem to have the xmas smileys but nothing can upset me today )

I've not been very succesful so far with cuttings although I have some yew that seems to be going ok can't wait for spring now so we can experiment with rooted plant swap

Christmas Greetings

Posted: 18/12/2012 at 17:15

I wish Rain, but hey yours comes a close second  

christmas tree

Posted: 18/12/2012 at 17:12

Your garden is beautiful Busy Lizzie the tree's in the backdrop are fab but I see what you mean.  Hopefully mine will grow as lovely as yours and Rains and I have an area at the bottom of the garden where we need some privacy from a new housing estate and I couldn't think of a nicer evergreen tree to use.

christmas tree

Posted: 18/12/2012 at 14:34

Rain that looks lovely, definately better outside  making me feel all christmasy now..

Christmas Greetings

Posted: 18/12/2012 at 14:30

Thank you for being so welcoming, for the advice so far, seed swapping, sharing your ideas and photo;s.  Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Seed swap

Posted: 17/12/2012 at 15:28

Hi all

Sam I hope your well and had a nice weekend, thanks again for this thread,, its been like santa came early .Good luck with the drift wood, sound like an interesting project.

Hi Nutcutlet, thank you so much they came today, they look good enough to eat .  Did some research this morning (after a heavy second interview that hopefully went well) and planted a few and kept some ready for spring.


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