After a cold spell a couple of weeks ago, we've had unseasonally warm dry weather here in our wee bit of Scotland. The big greenhouse is now up and filled! Even if there is a touch of frost the plants will be more protected than outside. This weekend's mission is to get the last two replacement panes of glass and a gas bottle for the heater. Then the weather can do its worst.
|A burst of summer colour in the greenhouse in our previous garden|
As you can see there's been a lot of progress in building the big greenhouse since it featured in the last greenhose blog. Autumn is arriving with speed and the nights are colder. So there is incentive to get on with it.
|Roof glazed, benches in, walls to finish|
While building the greenhouse one of my jobs was to wash all the greenhouse pieces and the glass, this for aesthetic and hygiene reasons. I knew the glass was dirty and hadn't been washed for a long time, but I was amazed and really pleased how clean the whole greenhouse looks and I can see out! It looks like new.Unfortunately we had to replace 12 panes of glass, having experimented with cutting it ourselves, we decided it was worth paying a glazier to cut the sheets to size than waste any more glass! A small fortune was exchanged but (apart from two pieces) the greenhouse is complete again.
|Clean glass, dirty glass.|
|The doors installed, although I do have to source a set of|
rollers that got lost in transit. How much for two wee wheels
and screws? Thank goodness for ebay.
|The cacti and succulent collection|
First to go in were the more vulnerable succulents and cacti. Added to my collection were several belonging to my boys who no longer have room for them in their tiny shared bedroom. Having repotted and fed them all, they are looking rather impressive back in the greenhouse. Some are even beginning to flower.
|Getting fuller by the moment|
|There is still an awful lot of plants to fit in for winter|