14 February 2010

A green greenhouse!

Last week we said goodbye to our old greenhouse:


It has served us well, but has been missing several panes of glass since we moved in. Although we've had very warm springs and autumns in 2008 and 2009 the summers have been spectacularly dull and our attempts to grow vegetables out of the greenhouse have been disappointing. Admittedly the baby butternut squashes and baby sweetcorn looked cute, but in reality they were inedible :-(




We have therefore invested in a rather extravagent 20 by 6 foot greenhouse. This will also satisfy our growing needs while we take a pause in our search for some land when Ian moves to Australia to finish his PhD.

7 comments:

Scriptor Senex said...

Wow - I can see why you didn't go for self-asembly. I never was a great Meccano fan.

Helen said...

Exactly! There were so many pieces and this guy didn't even glance at the instructions (because he does this full-time). We'd have taken weeks to put it all together. He's putting the roof in now so soon it will be finished. Wonder how long it will take to warm up inside.

Dewi Elliott said...

Cool, that's a big greenhouse! You can grow lots of fruits and vegetables inside it soon. Could you grow chilli for me please? :D

Ian said...

We've reached the stage where if someone quotes a good price and is prepared to do a job then we just let them! - most of the time we ask for quotes from plumbers, electricians and builders and then hear nothing back. It's a strange environment in Exeter for tradespeople.

Ian said...

@Dewi: are you going to plant up your chilli windowsill plants?

GB said...

Wow. That is impressive. Seriously impressive. I look forward to seeing the fruits of your labours - or should it be the vegetables of your labours.

Dewi Elliott said...

Yuppie puppies!! :)