After a fair amount of digging cementing and rebuilding it was ready to serve as a perfect hot growing space for the whole of last summer and Autumn
But, come the gales around Christmas, disaster struck, some of the glass panes shattered, the wind got in and simply shredded it!
We thought at one stage we'd have to abandon it to inevitable decline, but thankfully, shoring up, and many 'temporary' repairs left it the the structure was sound enough to rebuild - although only a single piece of glass was left in one piece!
It had always been the intention to replace glass with plastic as wear and tear took it's toll,. We didn't expect to do the whole lot in the first year. That's what living a mile from the Windy Gap does for you!
|one greenhouse kit|
|foundations - this is probably what kept it from flying away!|
|December 2013 - disaster|
|May 2014 - restored!|
|All the new glazing is 4mm twin wall ultraviolet resistant polycarbonate -hopefully this will survive|
|we've also added extra mass, and supports against the winds - which double as a new bed/coldframe|
|no more shards of glass, just growing plants|
|so good to see|
Some pictures of our blossoming garden this evening, now that May is in full spate:
|Lady's Smock, from one plant 3 years ago, now we have a hundred!|
|lost in the garden|
|we're still mindful of nettles for the insects|
|view along the boundary to the new 'far seat'|
|this apple tree is perhaps not big enough to hug yet ....|
|... but a kiss is even better!!|