Nine Square Feet

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!

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20 Responses to Nine Square Feet

  1. Joanna @ Gingham Gardens says:

    Oh my, I’m trying not to covet. I have a little pop-up style greenhouse that we put out in April, but someday I really want a permanent structure. Have fun in it.

    • Cathy says:

      Mine’s still not especially big, by many standards, just a little over only 6 x

      • Cathy says:

        Oops! A little over 6 x 13 feet. On eBay in the UK it is easy to buy cheap second hand greenhouses but it may not be as easy where you are – but keep hold of that dream…

  2. J > Is this a second greenhouse fixed gable-to-gable to the first? If so, that’s exactly what I’ve considered doing – it has many advantages.

    • Cathy says:

      Yes it is, although we had to cut the second one ((£17 from eBay) down to fit the available space. We have thought about it before but seeing a similar project at an NGS garden finally pushed us into it. Your turn now…!

  3. Christina says:

    Having two different zones in the greenhouse will be very useful. We’ve invested in a coldframe which has just been delivered after ordering it at Chelsea.

  4. Chloris says:

    What a very useful Golfer. You wiĺl be glad of the space, as you say there is never enough greenhouse space. I like the tiled floor, very smart.

    • Cathy says:

      It’s not a lot of space, but it will still make a difference. The blue bricks were recycled from the first version of the rose garden but the paviors were new and are what we use for a lot of our paths

  5. Kudos to the Golfer for his efforts. The floor is great. I can imagine your excitement when it was finished. I can’t wait to see all your get started in here.

  6. It’s always a little dangerous to give a gardener more room. 🙂 Looks great. I’m sure you will be very happy in there when it’s cold and gray outside this winter.

  7. Congratulations Cathy for her additional nine square meters of Greenhouse. The floor bricks are beautiful. Congratulations to the golfer for being so handsome. A beautiful greenhouse. Enjoy it. Greetings from Margarita.

  8. Steve says:

    Well I am sure you will fill it twice over. Congratulations to the golfer it looks great. Not sure if you have water laid on to the green house. If not then you would find that a great addition for ease and automatic watering.

  9. Anna says:

    Oh job well done! It may not be a vast extension but you will relish the extra space.

    • Cathy says:

      And of course I have realised that 9 sq ft of floor space provides much more than that amount of useable shelf space!! Definitely an asset 🙂

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