Posted: 18/05/2012 at 19:59
My advice to start with is to stop 'spending a fortune'. Our greenhouse was already here when we moved in eighteen years ago. No glass and in the wrong place in the shade of a pair of large Yew trees. I moved ours after laying a slab of concrete and building a brick plinth to allow more headroom. Our garden has evolved since then with the minimum of expense as i love growth plants from cuttings. My 72+ roses were in the main Christmas/birthday gifts or grown from cuttings or seed, or 'orphans' who we gave a home to. We swop plants with gardening friends and slowly bit by bit the garden has nicely matured. Compost bins were made from scrap timber, lawnmowers were always secondhand. In July we once again open the garden to the public. Enjoy your garden and your gardening but don't throw money at it. That to my mind is not the way to go about it.