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Mrs Fiddlesticks



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 05 6:33 pm    Post subject: getting a greenhouse  Reply with quote    

On Saturday we ordered a Greenhouse! Will be delivered in 2/3 weeks. Its a lovely Cedar one ( on offer at G Centre) and is 6'9" long by 8' wide.

I've got to get someone to do the base work and run a cable down the garden.

It comes with staging, roof and side vents and auto opener.

Its probably 8 or 9 years since I've had a greenhouse ( and then a tiny metal one) so is there anything I've forgotten!

What accessories have you got in yours that are invaluable.

nettie



Joined: 02 Dec 2004
Posts: 5886
Location: Suffolk
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 05 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

How exciting!!!!!! Good for you. Mine is a measly 6' x 4' but i luurve it anyway

My fave accessories are long bits of wire criss crossing across the roof at all sorts of odd angles - great for hanging things on, growing melons, cues and tomatoes from, and throwing a net curtain or three across in summer!

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 44144
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 05 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Just a bit of staging, and as Nettie says it's handy to be able to run some string

Mrs Fiddlesticks



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 05 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

string shouldn't be a problem, as it has nice metal braces at eaves height. I've ordered a shelf that fits above the staging up near the eaves for extra growing room. The other side of the thing I was going to leave bare to allow room for grow-bags and the like. I'm hoping to have the floor paved rather than grow things directly in the soil to avoid it becoming sour.

Off to read the two wests and elliot catalogue!

moggins



Joined: 24 Feb 2005
Posts: 942
Location: Gloucester
PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 05 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You lucky thing

I want one now, I'll have to make do with a plasticy thing though.

Behemoth



Joined: 01 Dec 2004
Posts: 19021
Location: Leeds
PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 05 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Probably not suitable for a cedar green house but I read of a bloke who had two bases installed adjacent to each other and then every couple of year or so he unscrewwed the green house and shifted onto the adjacent base and refixed (with the glass out of course). Then he simply used the old greenhouse area as a bed which he dug over and manured in the normal way. This prevented the soil getting exhausted or building up pests and let the rain penetrate well into the soil.

If you need extra staging compare prices of 'gardening suppliers' with places Machine Mart and Screwifx. Often their galvanised shelving is much cheaper.

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