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Will this protect our greenhouse?


We are expecting a storm tomorrow and a colleague has set ropes to protect our 2 week old greenhouse. Is there anything else we can do, such as put a large panel behind it or something? It is fastened into the ground but I am worried about the glass blowing in, it is an exposed area but there were no other options.



  • Aluminium and glass greenhouses are actually very strong when well fixed to the ground.  The main problem in strong winds is flying objects hitting the glass and breaking it.  I would check the garden for anything which might be blown around (like pots, garden furniture etc.) and put them in a shed or inside the greenhouse itself.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,121
    Don't know if you'll gain a modicum of comfort from this , but I bought a 10'x8' Crittall g/house in 1982 !
    Been through about everything the UK climate can muster , and never a pane of glass broken .
    As Bob says , damage might be likely from flying missiles (not the military variety)! ;)
    Hope you ride the 'storm' OK .

    Let us know how you get on .
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,247
    My glass and aluminium greenhouse has never had a problem. It is bolted into the concrete base.  Growhouses or polytunnels, however, I have had to retrieve from the plum tree when it blew away like a parachute.
  • ZeroZero1ZeroZero1 Posts: 577
    Same here, greenhouse is stable. Sleep well :)
  • LynLyn Posts: 22,859
    I have three GH’s stood here since 1986, we have had some really bad gales in the past, living on the edge of Dartmoor, there’s nothing to stop the wind. Never lost one yet. 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,586
    We l;ive near South Downs 10 minutes from the sea, the combination causes high winds, when its not windy a couple of roads away, one  of our greenhouses has been up donkeys years, we lost one panel of glass a couple of years back when the winds were around 100 miles per hour thats all.The others were sited in slightly less "open" conditions in our garden.The last one, in our veg plot, beside 2 metre fence, we bought with toughened safety glass.
  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053
    As long as you keep the windows and door shut when it is windy, it will be fine. 
    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • Gal2Gal2 Posts: 36
    Still in one piece, I cleared all potential missiles but the storm wasn't as strong as expected. Thanks!
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,121

    Glad to hear it ! A shattered g/house can be disheartening :'(
    Very windy here today (E.Lincs.) but nothing like the N & W has seen .
  • Hello, 

    I have just pick-up a 10 by 8 Crittall greenhouse, around 30 years old, by chance does anyone have instructions please??


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