The Golfer has diligently been working on what we can now call ‘the greenhouse extension’, interrupted only by our visit to my Mum’s, and has made a brilliant job of cutting the bargain greenhouse and joining it almost seamlessly to the main one. There is a doorway between the two, but in winter this will have a removable door of sorts to keep heat in the extension where there will be seedlings and overwintering cuttings. Recycled blue bricks and new paviors saw the floor completed yesterday, enabling me to re-erect the staging and move various pots and trays, displaced to the sitooterie, back into their modified home.
There is still much tweaking to do with opening windows and louvres, guttering and waterbutts, and of course how best to utilise the extra nine square feet or so that has been gained, so the staging will need to be modified once a decision has been reached. It is clear that some window cleaning is also required, as the forgotten glass of our bargain buy had been stacked in the open and was smothered in weeds!
It may be a very small increase in greenhouse space but eliminating the narrow passage in the previous configuration makes it infinitely more practical, and I am increasingly learning that for keen gardeners you can never have enough greenhouse space!