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First job of the new year was to buy and erect a greenhouse. 12 feet by 8 feet. There was already a brick base so supposedly that bit should have been easy.
No. The old base was not square, so I had to make a fair number of alterations to get the new structure to fit. Also did not help that the brick base was exactly 12 by 8 and the new greenhouse is metric so bigger.


May look easy, but there were problems. The glass would not fit between the roof and the side. It is supposed to slot into both, but the glass was a just too long. I had some clips from a previous greenhouse which could be used to overcome that problem.
The other difficulty was that we discovered that the self adhesive cushioning tape made it impossible to move the glass. We had to find a way to remove the protecting strip after the glass was in place. I broke one of the panes finding that out. Annoying as they have to be specially made to size. Fortunately I had some spare from another greenhouse which fitted even though it is not toughened safety glass.

And filled with plants.

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Gosh, you've filled that quickly. When do you rest!

16 Oct, 2020

 

looking good Owd.

I have some glass to change so that will be interesting as I cant remember how to get them out with breakage.

16 Oct, 2020

 

Only ever had this trouble this time. The cushioning stuff is self adhesive and two sided. We took the tape from one side to stick it to the metal. The upper side we left until the glass was in place. Then we used (I say we, it was my more delicate fingered wife who did it) a Dentist's pick (basically a thin piece of bent metal) to get hold of the tape and gently pull it off leaving the glass on the sticky bit. Hope that is clear.

16 Oct, 2020

 

That is what I call teamwork, nightmare job and can imagine the sighs of relief when you finished, well done to both of you, looks a good spot, plenty of light and tucked in well to help protect against the wind, didn't take you long to start filling it, great place to work in or just somewhere to be in the dry when one is in gardening mode but not good enough to work outside....

17 Oct, 2020

 

Fab job, Owdboggy. Looks a good size too and like previously said, you’ve filled it up pretty quick - that’s what I call organised!

17 Oct, 2020

 

Well done owdboggy, doing a great job in the new garden and as regards the greenhouse you have done a smashing job, been their done that and to be honest never again gosh so stressful so well done you.

17 Oct, 2020

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