Thought you might like to see the greenhouse you built surrounded by a decent garden at last!
It's in full use with tomatoes and cucumbers and the automatic air vents are an amazing invention, as it's a real suntrap (even in winter it had warmth), yet I don't have to remember to open/ close them each day.
It's been a long project, but everything has finally come together- so thank you very much for your part in it!
Unfortunately the van broke down while I was here so we ran out of time to lay the cobblestone flooring Greg wanted. This can be finished off when I return with the completed greenhouse in a few weeks.
This greenhouse is built entirely from accoya. I applied an oil based preservative to the wood - it doesn't really need it given that accoya is guaranteed to last for 50 years without any protection (25 years under water). However, accoya seems to drink up the oil making it less brittle to work with and it fetches out a honey rich grain. I think it looks spectacular. It's situated on a circular route around mount Snowden and people kept stopping to say how much they liked it.
This greenhouse has lots of ventilation - 6 auto-opening windows in the roof and 7 windows around the sides which can be opened manually and retained with casement stays.
I added some shelving and a potting station with tray on the gable wall. Rather than have shelving running over all the side opening windows I built 4 large potting tables which can be moved around the inside as you want. My customer Mike has used them as a row along one wall or as a central island as shown in the picture below.
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