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PerkiPerki Posts: 2,419

How many other people received damage to there greenhouse last night after the horrendous winds? 

I had 6 full sheet toughened glass blown out, 3 smashed. managed to get some horticultural glass to fill in. Added  loads loads more clips, full tube of silicone ready for the next storm image.  

I have only had the greenhouse 6 weeks and its already getting ruined image

I live in Rossendale - Lancashire 



  • Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,477

    That is really rough news Perki.image

    Hope what's left survives tomorrows storms.

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    Perki, I am so sorry; I know I would be soooo upset if the same happened to my greenhouse. image

  • Zoomer44Zoomer44 Posts: 3,267

    Sorry to hear about your GH. The winds are back tomorrow in our part of the world Perki but the gusts won't be as strong.

  • PerkiPerki Posts: 2,419

    That toughened glass don't half flex in and out very scary at times. I was outside for ages trying to rescue it, at one point trying to fill the gap the glass vacated . I just come inside after awhile knowing there was nothing i could do image . so it was a very late 4am bedtime and a crack of dawn start fixing. I suppose i could of been worse, i just seen a greenhouse on the news all mangled let alone all them homes flooded down south. 


  • I have a polycarbonate GH and it was fine up until last night. 
    4 of the panes blew out, 2 one side 1 on the opposite and the one next to the door so it is a sorry state atm.
    I have covered the GH with some plastic sheeting but I don't know how long that will hold. We'l have to take the whole thing apart too to re-fit the panes which won't get sorted for a week or so, devastating. 

  • Sorry to hear that folks image  Hope the next storm isn't so bad. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • M FentM Fent Posts: 166

    5 glass panes smashed, and the door has blown off smashing the glass in that aswell. I really think I need to move it because its in quite an exposed area but im not sure how easy that would be.

  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,949

    Oh dear that sounds awful!

  • Ann 6Ann 6 Posts: 1

    After reading the above, I feel I was very lucky, 2 greenhouses side by side, one door blown out completely, 2 large panes of glass broken, 3rd unscathed!  They are in a slightly exposed site, so we put a wooden rail fence nearby made up of 5 rails high and put trellis against it, it seems to defuse the wind a bit.  

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