Wind causes problems
It has been windy all day today, an I noticed the mini-greenhouse cover catching the wind.
I could not move it, as:
1) It is too heavy and I risk things falling
2) It was between two 75 litre bags of compost and a large garden storage box full of heavy equipment.
The bottom shelf was weighted down with pots full of ornamental pebbles
Around 4:15pm I looked out of the window and…
As you can see it fell face first instead of sideways.
I have placed heavy pots on all exposed sides to make sure it doesn’t travel. It went on a trip with me chasing it in the road in the Summer. Luckily no cars were coming which was my worry.
It is 1c outside, so that is why I put pots there and didn’t pick it up, plus I am worried that I will pick it up and it will blow down again.
It will take me at least 10-15 minutes to try and clear it out from the bottom and remove the shelving to get to the seedlings and cuttings. It is too heavy to move in it’s current state.
I also had to retrieve a pot put aside ready for tomato season.
After 3 failed attempts to keep a window wicker planter on the windowsill, I picked it up off the garden and moved it out of the way.
A neighbours potted rose is also on its side.
I didn’t think it was supposed to be windy today.
How has it been where you are?
The greenhouse was cleared and the shelves replaced and the cover put back on.
The greenhouse was tied to a loop in the wall using the two loops on the back of the greenhouse.
A gust of wind yanks the greenhouse so hard, the loops detatch from the greenhouse…
… and the greenhouse literally takes off and then crash lands further up the grass.
So, I decided to take it apart, and then I will put it back together a bit later.
When taking it apart I find that moistre has entered the joins and now the metal is rusting.
So, it was bagged up, and I think I will just buy a PVC coldframe, as I do not really need a huge mini-greenhouse.
The coldframe will be easier to protect from wind.
- 1 Feb, 2012
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