A cold, blustery week building the base for Dee and Alex's new greenhouse in North Wales - actually it's so near my house I run past it each weekend.
They are having an Yvonne as well (just like the last blog entry) but this time in Accoya, painted in Lichen green (Farrow & Ball colour chart) and also - with the addition of a tall, internal raised bed on 3 sides .
We had strong winds, lots of rain and occasional sunshine - today we have snow. The rain was so strong I retired to my workshop for half a day (the benefits of a nearby job).
The foundations went much deeper on this job as the soil was very sandy - but much easier to dig through I had to go a long way to reach compacted soil but laid a deep trench of concrete slurry.
Here's the finished base showing the small cold frame walls either side of the porch, flagged interior and partially-filled internal raised beds.
I'm using my favourite bricks on this one - Terca Kassandra - which have a hand-made, misshapen appearance - which, I think, adds to the character and period style of the greenhouse.
I'll be back in a few weeks to erect and complete this greenhouse.