Posted: Yesterday at 11:43
I don't have a green house now - but I did at a previous property.
If you're a serious gardener you'll always fill whatever you have - so I would recommend the largest you can afford / have space for.
Yes - auto vents are worth it - if only for the days you go out and the temp fluctuates as the sun comes and goes.
If you can, it will make life much easier if you can have electricity in the greenhouse (you need outdoor, waterproof sockets). This will allow you to operate a heater, electric propagator, heated mat - whatever else you may need - and also have the radio on while you're working.
If you can have a tap nearby this will also be incredibly useful & save lots of time. If not, rig up guttering and water butts.
A central path of slabs or shingle is a good idea. Somewhere clean to stand when working and you can spray it with water in the summer if you want to increase humidity.
Re powder coating. I think it looks really nice - but I couldn't afford it so just had plain aluminium - which was fine. Maybe it depends if the gh's will be a bit of a feature in the garden? Don't know if there are other benefits to powder coating.
I don't think most people paint their plain aluminium greenhouses - I certainly didn't - but I guess you could if you wanted. But that would then be an ongoing paint maintenance job in future years.
Last edited: 25 April 2017 11:46:57