I spent about an hour today in the greenhouse potting on young plants, happily ignorant of the raging wind and next-door's wind chime! lol It might only be early January and while images of sunny days and lazing on the lawn might seem far away, this is a busy time for gardeners. A lot of my plants need potting on and baby plants that were set away in the Autumn are needing to be pricked out into their own pots. Even the Fuchsias, though still protected by a covering of shredded paper, are beginning to show signs of new growth. The greenhouse must be working!
It was during weather like this that our first greenhouse was blown down by the wind. I got up in the morning to find it strewn all round the garden. It wasn't a repair job...... but a bin job! Mind you, I have to say that it was a flimsy affair, but all we could afford at the time....... turned out to be false economy. I would advise anyone wanting a greenhouse to be patient and save for the best one you can get.
Anyway, not wanting to see me sad ('cos he's good like that), hubby built me a new one. He got some double-glazed windows from a builder who was gutting a house down the street and, though he's no expert diy man, I think he made a lovely job of it. It's certainly custom built. :)
From one side......
........ and from the other.
These photos were taken not long after it was built, at the end of last Summer. It's the best present I've ever had!