Posted: 21/10/2013 at 22:14
Hi, Garden Girl,
I've oftern thought what was the difference and like you have limited space, from advise given there's little difference and in part it's about personnal preference.
I started off with a plastic four shelved GH, it was cheap and cheerful, good for growing stuff on and ideal for a few tom plants and if I didn't have green fingers little lost.
A cold frame to me is something which sits on the ground with no shelves in it, although you can get stand up ones, which have shelving, but are expensive. If you can build one like HH then that's fab.
Turned out, me thinks I do have green fingers and now have a GH but still have the reliable plastic four shelved GH and really rate them but would like a nice cold frame to replace the plasic GH as it's become a permanent feature. .