Posted: 19/01/2015 at 10:23
My greenhouse is actually a summerhouse! When we moved in to our place 3 years ago, there was a beautiful red cedar octagonal summerhouse in the back, barely used. We called in a local company who make greenhouses, summerhouses etc. and they said the previous owners wouldn't have got much change from £3,500.00 when they bought it, and it had barely been used. So, we got the company to replace the wooden roof with perspex and, for £600.00, got a beautiful greenhouse of top quality, the equivalent of which would have cost up to £3,000.00 - simples! Of course, it's unheated and I have to go out to open the windows for ventilation but at the moment it has all my dahlia tubers, pelargonium and other patio plants duly cut back waiting for growing season plus a selection of nicely growing seedlings that I gathered back in the autumn - penstemon, aquilegia, delphinium, hollyhock, etc. etc. With the wood panels at the bottom (about 2.5 feet), it's frost proof, hides all my bits and bobs. The added bonus was that my hubby built in 2 lots of staging with the wood from the original roof. What more could I want?!!