New greenhouse

BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,627

Hi all, I promised some time ago on the forkers thread to post pics of my new 12x8 Rhino greenhouse and have only just gotten around to it! image

Delivery:
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Site:
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Both ends built:
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Both sides built:
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Connected together:
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Ridge & roof glazing bars added:
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Part glazed:
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Fully glazed & strenghtening bars added:
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Ground anchors dug & concreted in:
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Side beds fitted and filled:
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Planting done:
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3 weeks later:
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Melons at the far end then aubergines.  Various cucerbits on the left with tomatoes on the right with peppers and strawberries on pots on the 4ft wide path with still room to spare (but not much!) image

A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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  • Pete8Pete8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 3,207

    Yea! good choice ;) I'm thrilled with my 8x10 Rhino

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  • Mary370Mary370 Limerick, Ireland Posts: 750

    Wow, great job, excited for you.  Happy growing.

  • ShepsSheps Posts: 716

    Looks great, Bob...wish I had the room for a 12x8, please let us know how the Melons get on, that's one plant I want to grow next year.

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,627

    Thanks all and I'll be sure to report on the melons - several female flowers have now appeared and I'm hand-pollinating them to hopefully make sure they grow into fruit and don't just fall off, like my last effort at growing them!  These are grafted F1 'Emir' and are far, far ahead and more vigorous than the ones I grew from seed a year or two back in the polytunnel (which this greenhouse replaced.)

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Pete8Pete8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 3,207

    I'll be interested how you get on too Bob.
    Had great success with my 1st ever cucumber this year - at least 2 cue's a day from 1 plant since mid june and picked 11 on one day.
    Now if I can do the same with melons.... :)

  • philippa smith2philippa smith2 Posts: 6,276

    Gosh Bob - you didn't take long to fill that up did you ?   When is the 2nd one coming ?  image

    Super job tho image

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,627

    Already have a (very old) 6x10, Philippa and this photo from the beginning of June shows why I had to get a 2nd one:
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    This is it today, now exclusively for tomatoes (which are growing at a frighteningly fast pace!):
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    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge WearsidePosts: 2,443

    Very impressiveimage

    I see 3 sides are directly on the soil? How many people were required to put it together?

    Sorry for the questions, I'm just wondering as I'd like one for my allotment when I've sorted out the flooding...

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,627

    I managed it all on my own, Victoria.  It was a bit of a struggle to get the ridge on but I used wire to hold it roughly in place at one end while I lifted and fitted the other end.  However, I would say 2 people are really necessary and could easily do it.  The 4mm safety glass is quite heavy as most of the panes are 5 foot long, rather than the usual 2x2 foot which many greenhouses use so I got the fitting kit which included a glass suction cup lifter which really helped.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge WearsidePosts: 2,443

    Good info, thanks Bobimage

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