Up until now (and please don’t let this be a curse) I have been too anxious to reveal the latest addition to the Tidy Garden. My longed-for greenhouse arrived mid December and with all the gales we’ve had since its erection I was beginning to doubt weather there would be the 'big reveal’ to write about or a pile of twisted metal to sob over.
Had Mr TG & I attempted to erect the greenhouse we would, 3 weeks on, still have been at this stage…base down but weeping pathetically out of shot at the reams of installation instructions.
Thankfully, qualified fitters were on hand and had is all up within a few hours.
She’s a gorgeous 6’x10’, Simplicity ‘Shugborough’ with a high-eaves roof.
Long gone is the circular lawn (now a quarter circle) & the raised veg’ beds have been moved. In between gale force winds, hail & rain (oh….and Christmas & New Year celebrations) I have been digging out turf & creating new slate pathways. I attached a huge water-butt to the guttering in the far corner and it’s already overflowing, just need to get my mitts on another one for the other corner.
The flooring inside is a thick layer of pea-shingle, I have some odd stepping stones that I shall eventually lay up the middle. On the left is some ‘official’ staging & wall-hanging shelves (which took almost as long to erect as the whole greenhouse) and on the right is the shelving that I bought last year & had up the side-alley (That’s all gone now). There’s still floor space free to have a go at greenhouse crops this year.
So there you have it…work to do in bucket-loads, shed-loads of excitement and it’s only the 1st of January. Prepare to be bored senseless with the next phase of my gardening dreams.
Happy New Year to you all and Happy Gardening!