Posted: 27/12/2012 at 13:38
We had one with toughened glass (so weighed a lot), well bolted down on to a slab base, but in a horrendous gale a few winters ago, several panes of glass were blown out and eventually the whole frame buckled with the force of the wind, allowing panes of glass to fly out, and you can guess the rest . Have to admit though, the base never moved from the spot! As we have a very exposed garden in the north of Scotland, we decided not to bother replacing it - I'd hate to have that clearing up job again! We now just have a little potting shed where I bring on a few plugs at the window in the Spring .