I think these lovely folks had been parking here - and why not make better use of it. Digging though this ground was like chipping away at solid concrete (we’ve had no rain for weeks either which didn’t help). However, one massive bonus for me was all the materials could be off-loaded right where I was working.
Great time - wonderful weather too. Can’t wait to get back here once I’ve built their greenhouse!
Green Smoke - from the Farrow and Ball colour range. I had the Impra Opac breathable paint mixed up in this shade which the customer had chosen.
It’s a really strong colour and I thought it might be too over stated outside - but then you look at what nature comes out with in this garden (all those wonderful, strong and vibrant colours) and the greenhouse looks perfectly at home. It seems to blend in. We all went to have a look at the greenhouse from a couple of fields away and you could hardly see it! That was surprising for this one is huge - 5m long, 3metres wide and 3.3m high.
I’m very happy with this one and this has to be my favourite colour ever. Might have to make it obligatory.
She’s already booked up until November this year though!
Only 3m by 2.5m wide but I always make sure it’s a generous height along the sides so it’s very roomy inside. Automatic vents are always included (you’d never reach them without a ladder so they need to be automatic - oil filled tube mechanism which pushes the window open as it heats up and lets it fall closed as it cools).
The flooring is continued outside the greenhouse here - a nice place to stand pots and it keeps the area robust as this area always gets a lot of foot traffic.
As always, all the staging and potting tray is included in the price so there is nothing you have to buy before you start enjoying potting up.
Just hope Di, the owner, gets a spare minute to do so over the next few weeks!
This was a wonderful visit - fantastic, friendly customers - lots of tea and chat - and good honest hard work! I arrived on the Tuesday morning and finished the walls and base by the next day - however, the secret was my good friend Simon came to give me a hand too. Thanks Simon for all the loading, fetching and digging you did.
I’ll be back here in a few weeks when Simon will be removing the old aluminium greenhouse to set up on his allotment - having agreed a purchase price from the owners.
There are two layers of engineering bricks here (the water table on this clay soil is quite high so they will be needed to protect the brickwork above) and another course on the top (more for the look rather than function). We continued the concrete base throughout the greenhouse as had been requested - just hope it doesn’t fill up with too much water before I get the roof on!