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Hi's been a long time coming, but finally my greenhouse arrived yesterday, all the waiting ( since Feb ) has been doing my head in, but it's here now and will be fitted on Monday morning, then I'll be as happy as a cat in a flowerbed.

The base has been down for 6 weeks, so roll on Monday image


I'll report back once fitting is completed and then with regular updates of my triumphs and disasters image



  • BobFlannigonBobFlannigon Posts: 619

    That's looking good! I'd love to make ours a little bigger, there's quite a lot of wasted space around the outside that I can't otherwise use!

    What I do notice about a lot of new greenhouses (i.e. not mine) is that the base is fully paved, in ours we have a partial coverage where two main beds lay on top of the earth below.  Is this a conscious decision on your part or something more akin to "that's how it comes"?  I guess both have pros and cons, probably a preference thing.

  • ShepsSheps Posts: 827

    Thanks Bob...yes, in my case it was intentional, I had never planned on having open beds as I'll be growing my toms in Quadgrows like below.



  • philippa smith2philippa smith2 Posts: 8,113

    Come on now Sheps.........disasters ?image

    Have a lovely Monday - you deserve it after all that waitingimage

  • ShepsSheps Posts: 827

    Thanks Philippa...though I'm quite sure there will be a disaster or two image 

    But saying that, my toms are looking quite magnificent image

  • philippa smith2philippa smith2 Posts: 8,113

    Your Toms weren't there when I posted Sheps but, yes, they look super - well done youimage


  • ShepsSheps Posts: 827

    Ta very much, Philippa image

  • Zoomer44Zoomer44 Posts: 3,161

    How are the pictures viewed I can't open them...

  • JessumJessum Posts: 31

    I have greenhouse envy already!  You are lucky to have so much space to have one.  Will it be a 8 by 6 or larger?  I have been trying to work it out!

    I have been thinking about getting one but my garden is long and narrow and I am worried that a greenhouse will totally dominate.  My garden is six metres wide and by the time I allow some space behind it for all round access I think it may look too "in your face"

    The unfortunate loss of a Kilmarnock willow has created a possible space so I will have a think about it..

    Can't wait to see yours, is it going to be silver or green, are you allowed to say what brand it is?  Oooh, how exciting!

  • ShepsSheps Posts: 827

    Hi Jessum...the greenhouse is a Hercules Trafalgar 6ft x 10ft in green, I would have liked a 8ft x 10ft but in my opinion it would have been too wide, obscuring the view up the garden.

    I'd post a picture but this seems to be almost impossible at present.

  • JessumJessum Posts: 31

    imageOoooh!  I googled it to find a picture.  Very nice! I want to move in!!!!image

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