Best place to site a greenhouse
A neighbour has recently gifted me a greenhouse since they are moving away and can't take it with them. I decided I would kill two birds with one stone, remove some old decking and replace my old shed (too large) with something a bit smaller which would help me accommodate the greenhouse without loosing too much planting space.
My original intentions had been to house them both in the same area side by side - I have marked out the size of the shed with gravel etc in this first picture to get an idea of size etc. Since I started working in the area I wonder now if the greenhouse might be too shaded by the shed, hedging and other structures in winter.
Should I consider putting the greenhouse on the other side of the garden? Having them face to face so to speak. In the image below it would be in a spot over my side of the fence from my neighbours greenhouse, roughly where the Helenium is currently blooming.
Having never had a greenhouse before I am hoping to get its position right first time and not have second thoughts 6 months down the line. I might even be over thinking it, who knows?
Can anyone offer me any advice or considerations that I need to take into account?
Primarily I will be using the greenhouse to over winter some of my borderline plants and have no doubt come summer will be trying some tomatoes etc.
Thanking you all in advance and hope this under the correct topic.