A modern style greenhouse for my customer in Oxford - no finials, a single glazed door panel, strong clean lines and a duo-pitched roof - and my customer has made a great colour choice of Paean Black (no 294 Farrow and Ball) . Such an impressive colour. I'm really excited to see this one all complete.
The usual building site array of materials I need to use up before the satisfying job of completing the setts flooring inside. We moved the raised bed to the rear of the greenhouse - loads of space for tomatoes.
This greenhouse is 3.5m wide by 4m long and it's going to be quite tall at around 3.2m high. The rear roof slopes at a pitch of 25degree with sheets of glass measuring almost 2.7m long each. The front of the greenhouse is taller to make room for the doorway with a steep and shorter roof pitch at 40degrees. All the roof timbers will be made from 4x2 sections - the whole greenhouse will be made from solid Accoya.
My first Ultra running race and what a fantastic experience it was. The course is just over 47miles (48 if you take a wrong turn!) with 8.5k of elevation taking in all the hills overlooking Lake Windemere. Around 600 people entered to complete one lap of the lake in under 24 hours.
Getting ready to start - this is at around 5:30 in the morning.
Some of the competitors getting ready for the start.
Taking a picture of me taking a picture...
I crossed the finish line in under 12 hours, which is supposed to be quite good - I was really happy with it.
Back over Liverpool way this week to build a "Mark" greenhouse on the base I laid earlier. This greenhouse is 5m long by 3.5m wide and around 3.2m high - plenty of growing room but also a great place to relax and enjoy the garden especially when the weather isn't that great - and this week we had a lot of rain.
This greenhouse was made from tanalised timber painted in Anthracite Gray. However the whole ridge section was built from accoya which has a life expectancy of over 60 years and a guarantee of 50 years - so the ridge will never need attention. I made the finials extra sharp to deter the pigeons which like to hang about.
Next adventure - THE LAP - I left here around 6pm on the Friday night, back to Wales to unload the van, pack all my running gear, then head up to Lake Windermere to book in for an Ultra running race taking place the next day - a 48mile run around the hill overlooking Lake Windermere.
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