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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Hubby's custom-built greenhouse. :)

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!


  1. Oh My ... it's totally gorgeous! So is your yard! It looks like a place to sit and be at peace!

    Thank you for sharing! I hope you enjoy your time gardening today!

    Small Footprints

  2. Awww thanks Sf. Hubby will be chuffed to bits when I tell him what you said about the greenhouse. :)

    The garden does look peaceful, but appearances can be deceptive. lol Ours is a small community and in the Summer, nearly everyone's out in their gardens having barbecues, sharing some beers and singing..... the more beer, the louder the singing gets! But we like living here. I especially like to sit out very early in the morning when it's just me and the birds. :D

  3. I am very jealous! I might actually enjoying gardening more that way. I have not inherited the green thumb gene. Sigh.

  4. Hi Cg :D The green thumb thing is a myth.... gardening is just like everything else, a thing to be learned by trial and error - at least that's how I did it! lol

    Nowadays gardening style has become very much more relaxed..... just scatter a packet of wildflower seeds and call it wildlife gardening. :)

  5. What a great greenhouse! And your yard is very beautiful.


  6. Thanks Ian! It gives us a lot of pleasure. :)