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Positioning my greenhouse

Whilst Mrs Moobloon is excited about the new house layout I am finding myself spending hours designing my new garden!

The rear of the house will be a South East (128 degrees) facing oblong with great sunlight in the garden, during summer, from early morning until mid-afternoon (when the sun disappears behind the house). The garden is fenced to five feet on three sides.

i understand consideration being given to power and water but, all things being equal, where is the best position for a greenhouse please?


  • Alan4711Alan4711 Posts: 1,657

    Hi Moobloon,my greenhouse is east to west, the door is west facing,so from sun up to sundown i get sun and im lucky not to have anything shadowing it, just a small fence for easterlies wind protection 

  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,555

    Hello Moobloon. Keep it well away from ballgames, both yours and any neighbours'. Make sure that you can get round it with a small stepladder to wash down the glass when it needs it. Having it in the afternoon shade isn't a bad idea as they can get very very hot on sunny days.

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  • Busy Bee2Busy Bee2 Posts: 1,005

    What really excites you about having a greenhouse?  Is it over-wintering tender plants?  Bringing up seedlings that much earlier?  Taking cuttings?  Growing tomatoes and peppers and aubergines through the summer?  Growing plants from hot climates like orchids?  I think if you know what you want to do with the GH, it will help you decide where to site it.  The optimum site would give you plenty of light and warmth in spring, but offer some shade protection in the height of summer.  But this may not be possible, so if you know what your greenhouse ambitions are, it will help you decide. 

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