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Veg growing/New fencing/Greenhouse treatment??

Hi All

I have recently moved into a new house with a lovely 130ft garden!  The previous people loved their garden and left an old Alton greenhouse.  Its looking a little worse for wear but may hopefully do me a couple of years.  The guy mentioned that they had recently treated the greenhouse and summer house, but at the time it didnt occur to me to ask what he used.  I am now wondering if he used the same treatment on the greenhouse as the summer house and wondered if this would be safe to grow veg in now??

Also I am trying to size up the best area for growing my veg but next door recently replaced their fencing, and we are going to have to redo ours.... Are fence panels safe to grow veg near?

Many thanks


  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,908

    Is it a wooden greenhouse?

    Don't worry about veg and fences. No problem.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • Yeah it's a cedar Alton greenhouse.

    Goodie about the fences, I thought I read somewhere they had changed the chemicals in pressure treated wood image
  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,908

    Maybe he treated it with wood preservative to give it a longer life. Don't know much about them but I think the tins usually say something like "keep animals away from treated wood intil it is dry" so the same would probably apply to plants.

    I'm sure if the previous owner was an experienced gardener and loved his greenhouse enough to take care of it then he wouln't have treated the timber with anything nasty.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
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