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compostqueen

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Surprise surprise!
« on: April 03, 2017, 18:33 »
My husband went to collect a second hand free dishwasher for our son today and was offered this for a small fee

He has bagged it for me 😀


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Re: Surprise surprise!
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2017, 18:46 »
Nice  :D

Looks a posh one too - did he come home with it or have you got to go and help dismantle it?
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Re: Surprise surprise!
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2017, 18:59 »
Wow!! It must have been your lucky day - it looks like a lovely one.  I hope you enjoy it.

mrs bouquet

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Re: Surprise surprise!
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2017, 19:15 »
What a result and a dishwasher as well.  Bonus !!!  Mrs Bouquet
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Re: Surprise surprise!
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2017, 19:34 »
How lovely, will you have it at home or at the allotment?

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Re: Surprise surprise!
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2017, 20:21 »
Fabulous!

And what perfect timing too!

compostqueen

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Re: Surprise surprise!
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2017, 21:08 »
I know!  Just bought some growbags and the seedlings are springing up all over the conservatory! 

I asked him where we'll be putting and he said he'd not even thought about it. He just wanted to get it for me, and thought we could worry about siting it later.  The best site for it is at home where I just planted a load of shallots. Doh!

It needs dismantling, so I hope my son will go with him (or instead of me) to help as he has a brilliant memory, and if he takes it down he will remember how it goes back up.  We might have to force him at the point of a pointy thing though  :D A roast dinner should swing it  ::) 
 
I've been quite careful with numbers of seeds being sown this year as usually I can't get in and out of my greenhouses easily as they are so full. I have to breathe in, sidle in and reverse out  :D 


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Re: Surprise surprise!
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2017, 11:07 »
Well, its obviously going to be a welcome addition for all your seedling etc,  I'm sure Son will oblige after he has bagged the dishwasher  :) Good luck with it all,  Mrs Bouquet

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Re: Surprise surprise!
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2017, 13:43 »
What a really lovely surprise CQ 😁😁😁

and very thoughtful of your OH too
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Re: Surprise surprise!
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2017, 18:57 »
CQ, please be careful with the glass...

Make sure it's standing on edge in the car/van, and not flat. Lean it up against something sturdy and tie it back and down so it won't crash to the deck! And wear gloves - it's the heaviest part of any greenhouse!

(Exit Growster, showing happy concern for CQ as he would for all good folk here)...

compostqueen

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Re: Surprise surprise!
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2017, 21:49 »
Thanks Growster!  Greenhouse glass is dangerous!  Even handling it can slice your finger off as it's so sharp on the edges.  Good news is that it has safety glass.

We have arranged to go and  distmantle it. We still haven't discussed where it's going  :D

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Re: Surprise surprise!
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2017, 22:23 »
It helped us to take lots of pictures of the greenhouse before we dismantled it. .....mostly all the joining bits. It proved very useful!

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Re: Surprise surprise!
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2017, 15:00 »
Update.  We went into deepest Derbyshire countryside today for the greenhouse.  We dismantled it quite easily as it is fairly new! 😃  It is toughened glass! I thought it was polycarbonate.  It has a full length staging, low level slatted louvre blind in one end and auto openers on the roof lights. It has guttering and a Down pipe too. Tres posh 🙂

We have to now borrow a van to go back and fetch it, possibly this Friday. Then prep a base and put it back up.  I am ok til OH loses interest as he is the king of unfinished projects


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Re: Surprise surprise!
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2017, 15:36 »
It sounds like the bargain of all time CQ  :D

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Re: Surprise surprise!
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2017, 17:29 »
Sounds well worth the van hire... your OH has come up trumps with this one!



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