Greenhouse rising…

This was the greenhouse.

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Last year I successfully grew lettuce and spinach (before the sheep broke in and ate it), and tomatoes in it. Without a roof, or a door.

Then the storms happened, and the greenhouse keeled over. It took me ages to pick up all that glass.

So, on a budget as usual, I am rebuilding, It’s coming up to spring and I need to get planning. Stage one is to have my greenhouse back, or at least a semblance of a green house.

A few weeks ago, I finished demolishing what was there and dug out the concrete found. I have laid new flagstones from B&Q, and old slabs from around the croft.

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With a mixture of reclaimed wood from round a croft and the left over wood I bought for framing the garret, I have done a basic frame. It’s tied into the wall on two sides and isn’t so much as twitching. Fingers crossed the concrete holds!

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Next step is to finish the framing and get the uPVC sheets on. The weather will need to improve first, though!

3 thoughts on “Greenhouse rising…

  • 9th February 2014 at 5:16 pm
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    Looking good. Hope you don’t have to wait too long for a bright, still day to carry on the build.

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  • 9th February 2014 at 5:42 pm
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    Hey lady,
    I wish I’d known about your blog, I’ve had a great afternoon reading it.

    I’m going to put a link to it from my blog because I think some of my readers would really enjoy reading about your exploits.

    Tell you what, as a wee incentive. Get that greenhouse usable for this summer and I’ll send you up some homebrewed treats to celebrate.

    Eli

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    • 9th February 2014 at 10:36 pm
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      You’re on!! I’ll get on to it tomorrow 😉 I do actually need to, those tomatoes and cucumbers could do with starting early. Thanks for the link – as soon as I do a links page, I’ll reciprocate!

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