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Snow on the Greenhouse

Just a timely reminder-and this is grandmother and sucking eggs territory- it might look pretty, but the weight of frozen snow on a greenhouse has been known to crack glass-worth spending a few minutes brushing as much off as possible

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  • Bunny ...Bunny ... Posts: 3,471
    Haven't enough to brush off here ...
  • FloBearFloBear Posts: 2,281

    A useful reminder.
    Thanks, Gran image

  • done mine 3 times in last 24 hours lucky for me its stoped snowing now


  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,951

    I leave it on, acts as good insulation.

  • Gary HobsonGary Hobson Posts: 1,892
    Berghill wrote (see)

    I leave it on, acts as good insulation.

    So do I..

  • Matty2Matty2 Posts: 4,817

    Was wondering if I should. Thanks. Will do it after my bacon sandwich

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,784

    I leave it on but if I had a less substantial greenhouse and a foot of snow I might have a rethink.

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,951

    Suppose the answerwas a bit terse, agree with Nutculet. My greenhouses are very strong and there is only a couple of inches of snow on the glass. I have knocked it off the Fruit cage netting and the Shade House which is netting and the Shade garden where the netting is getting a bit old and rather brittle.

    Did shovel a lot of snow onto the beds in the Alpine house, save me having to water in there. Melts nice and slowly and gives the plants highly oxygenated water which is good for them.

  • shazza3shazza3 Posts: 106

    Did mine earlier as several inches and polycarbonate greenhouse, hopefully won't have any more snow in S. Wales this weekend

  • Was just thinking i should go and clear it off. Thanks for the reminder

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