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* My New Greenhouse *

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By amy

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Well it is new to me .. an elderly friend has several large greenhouses, .. he couldn,t manage to look after them all so asked us if we would like to have one , as it was larger than ours we said yes please …

The first job was finding it …. It was here in these overgrown brambles …

After we had cleared away the brambles , and taken the glass out this is what was left

Luckily the glass wasn,t broken , that didn,t happen until later !!

Every pane of glass needed scrubbibg and cleaning , this is when some of the panes did get broken

It all came together in the end … it,s a good greenhouse .

The 5ft long staging benches we bought from a shop that was closing down for £ 4. each

I have already started taking cutting and putting them in .. I,m really pleased with it … I,ve no need to tell you that a friend soon made off with our old one !!

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nice and big...though im sure it wont feel big come next season!

7 Aug, 2009

 

this is brilliant, what a find. And those staging for so little
well done you

x x x

7 Aug, 2009

 

It was lost in all the undergrowth wasnt it..lol... it will be great 4 you to use...........wish i had one but no room in the garden....

7 Aug, 2009

 

It's fantastic, Amy, such a lovely size. I don't think you'll have any trouble filling it though :)

7 Aug, 2009

 

You've worked really hard getting the greenhouse fully functional. It must have been a challenge rescuing it from all those brambles. I hope you get lots of enjoyment out of it.

7 Aug, 2009

 

that is a fantastic greenhouse Amy,
you will get lots in there

7 Aug, 2009

 

You've done really well there, bet you can't wait to fill it up

7 Aug, 2009

 

That's great! I was trying to work out what size it is - it appears to be 10' long - how wide is it? 6'??

7 Aug, 2009

 

Thats one great 'find' Amy. And those tables are a brilliant piece of recycling. Bet it doesn't take long before its full up though! ! ! :~))
Hi Spritz, I think your about right with the sizes. :~))

7 Aug, 2009

 

Lucky you Amy... anyone want to chuck a greenhouse in our direction lol

7 Aug, 2009

 

Can't wait to see all the wonderful plants which you will be growing in your new greenhouse, you have made a great job restoring it Amy Happy planting!.

7 Aug, 2009

 

That's great Amy. I don't suppose you'll have any trouble filling it :o) It's always nice to have more room .

7 Aug, 2009

 

Oooh thats a lovely big greenhouse...I've just bought a 6ft by 4ft "portable" greenhouse.....frame plus re-inforced plasticy c0ver......for a fraction of the normal price...half price plus £25 voucher.....balance 20 quid....am well pleased {smirk}

7 Aug, 2009

 

I bet you'll enjoy that Amy, hard work getting it and erecting it all......but it will be fabulous, shall you have a heater for Winter....oh and a radio and comfy armchair......mmmm.....I can see in now, Lol!

7 Aug, 2009

 

She's certainly got space for all that...at the moment, Janey, but I suspect not for long!

7 Aug, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Thanks everyone , we are just home after having a birthday meal with our daughter and family , Our daughters birthday not mine ! I won,t tell you how old she is as it makes me feel too old ..LOL..

The Greenhouse is 10 x 8 we bought 4 of the staging units I think we will only put 3 in , we might have room for that chair then Janey !!
It has two windows that open automatically at the top and two lots of vents down the sides that open as well ..

I,m already deciding which plants I can take cutting from and when , they will soon fill it up .. :o)

7 Aug, 2009

 

What a great job you have made of it well done

7 Aug, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Morgana , i,m going to enjoy making full use of it ...:o)

7 Aug, 2009

 

Will be awaiting pics lol I would too

7 Aug, 2009

 

lucky you amy, hope you enjoy your new greenhouse, look forward to pics :o))

8 Aug, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Sandy , I put some more cuttings in this morning :o)

8 Aug, 2009

 

you will have so much room now, ive taken a few cutting off my geraniums, put them in growhouse till i have to bring them in the house over winter, i knew my spare room would come in handy lol

8 Aug, 2009

amy
Amy
 

I thought thats what spare rooms were for Sandy ...LOL...

8 Aug, 2009

 

lol i just realise amy he he

8 Aug, 2009

 

Its wonderful Amy - lots of work but well worth it. How old is it? I think those vents on the sides will be brilliant for the through draught factor. I have 4 openers at the top but I think side vents are essential to stop the dreaded blight - John's going to adapt mine this winter.

8 Aug, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Dawn , we think it,s about 15 yrs old , it isn,t rusty or anything and the sliding doors work perfectly ,
It was probably protected from the worst weather under the brambles ... LOL...

8 Aug, 2009

 

Its brilliant. I may have told you before, I have my Dad's greenhouse and he bought it new before he got married and that was in 1956! It still looks like new so I think you'll get many years out of yours. Love he staging by the way.

8 Aug, 2009

 

thats brilliant, tlc, thats all it took, nice one! :o)

11 Aug, 2009

 

Oh you lucky lady Amy.......

12 Aug, 2009

 

I`m going green with envy, all i`ve got room for is a little three stage plastic affair.Don`t go potty with all those cuttings.

13 Aug, 2009

 

Well done what a find, just the right size for now lol think what you will be able to grow ..........lucky you!

13 Aug, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Thanks every one , it was deffinately worth the trouble getting it here and cleaning it up .. the shelves are already beginning to fill up ...:o)

14 Aug, 2009

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