A QUICK RE-CAP.... HERE’S THE 1ST 50! THANKS TO ALL MY WONDERFUL CUSTOMERS FOR MAKING THIS POSSIBLE - CAN YOU SPOT YOURS?
...ON TO THE NEXT 50 RIGHT?
COME ON TIME’S A WASTING......
50th greenhouse that is!? You know I don’t look 50 so don’t go there OK!
This is the finished greenhouse for the “Bedfordshire” job I did a couple of weeks ago (see 1st Nov entry).
Look at all that stuff -
hand-cut, sanded, and pre-coated in my workshop in sunny Wales - it’s great fun going from all that to having the structure up as in the photo below in just an hour or two.
Thank you so much to my wonderful customers this week who let me stay with them and fed me when the BnB I had booked turned into a total nightmare. So very grateful for your hospitality (and it was great fun getting to know you).
Greetings and thanks to the truck-driver who gave me a happy greeting as I made my way to pay in the earlier hours - with the words:- <i>“You don’t know me but I feel like I know you - you’re the greenhouse guy aren’t you!” </i> </richText></textBox>
It turns out he’d been looking for a greenhouse too and had been reading my blog and watching the videos and recognised me from the “Tour of my workshop” vid.
Really chuffed - I felt famous for a minute and we had a good chat about things before heading on our separate ways.
“Keep writing the blog” he told me - well this one’s for you buddy!
You know that line from the Samuel Taylor Collerage poem “The Rhyme of the ancient mariner” -“water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink*.” -this place is surrounded by fields, acres of land rolling as far as you can see but Heather and Trevor have a small spot in the middle to call their own - just enough for my smallest greenhouse at 1.5m wide by 2.5m long - about as big as your dining table.
But they don’t seem to mind - they realise that land management is a responsible, serious position and that you can do a lot with a little space so long as you cultivate the ground properly. Great folk!
* by the way, I’m not well read at all - I only know that quote through Iron Maiden
I added the foundations and a wall inside to provide a raised bed - great for tomatoes and other water hungry plants.
I’ve also added a long cold frame structure outside. The overall structure just fits the space - only just. I had to lift, cut and re-bed quite a few of the existing patio slabs to tidy up the space around the new greenhouse.
I’ll be back here in a couple of weeks to put this one up -that’s quick for me, right?
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