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Greenhouse Advice

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 11:14

Bookertoo,  talking of 'boltholes', Salino mentioned earlier about having somewhere to sit down in a GH. I visualised myself in my GH with a refreshing cuppa between tending my plants.  OH likes this idea so now I have to also visualise him in there too with his cuppa and a newspaper!  We may have to take turn to sit down.

Greenhouse Advice

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 22:03

Mmm ..... not sure I looking for extra work - rather be gardening (I'd even include cutting the grass/hedge in perference to extra greenhouse maintenance).  Think it could be aluminium after all.  Thanks for your reply figrat.

Greenhouse Advice

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 20:25

Thanks Booketoo, I also like the wood frame greenhouses better.  Would be my choice but will depend on price.  Do they require more maintenance an aluminum frame?

Greenhouse Advice

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 14:05

Thanks everyone for your replies much appreciated.  It's given me plenty of insight for my greenhouse planning, and probably more questions.  Will likely post my plan/ideas when I've had a ponder, and hopefully some of you helpful peeps could  tell me if I'm on the right lines.  Thanks again.


Greenhouse Advice

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 22:41

Hi all,  I am hoping to buy a greenhouse this year and was wondering if you have any advice / experience you could share.  I'm considering a 10' x 8' as this is the largest size that will fit in the space I have.  I can't decide whether to go for polycarbonate or glass.  Also, which makes / suppliers are reliable.  Is a solid concrete base a good idea?   I  have wondered if the base should have some drainage.  Any info / advice would be appreciated.  Thanks.

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 09:35

Verdun, I like your new location - ingenius being in two places at same time!   

Nesting Doves

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 23:28

Sorry to report that magpies destroyed the nest.

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 19:06


Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 16:53

Might be wrong, but Elemental might be glad of a friend.  It looks fairly remote where he/she is.  Although, suppose you have to like the quite life is you're going to live 'on a rock in the atlantic'.


Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 15:42

It has no ID - hope its not pirates - unless its Captain Jack Sparrow!

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