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Growster...

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Re: Surprise surprise!
« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2017, 17:32 »
That is one huge 'Billy Bargain', CQ!

You'll have a real goodun from now on, and don't you deserve it!

Start planning for loads of toms and cuces...

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Re: Surprise surprise!
« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2017, 17:33 »
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

Sounds like it might be a rhino greenhouse, same as mine, they come as standard with toughened glass, has it got lots of opening lights in the roof

compostqueen

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Re: Surprise surprise!
« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2017, 12:32 »
We can borrow a van  :D

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Re: Surprise surprise!
« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2017, 09:32 »
It's a Hartley Botanic Traditional in green. The company has sent me a foundation base plan so we kicked off yesterday with the dig out, down our garden, in the veg patch, adjacent to my three other greenhouses - all of which are ancient  :D

We have to lay concrete footings and then a brick base for the frame to sit on.  What could go wrong?  :lol:

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Re: Surprise surprise!
« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2017, 13:52 »
Thanks CQ, I scrolled back to your link & realised I'd missed what make it is

compostqueen

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Re: Surprise surprise!
« Reply #20 on: May 23, 2017, 00:10 »
Progress 🙂 The foundation was done today 😃

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Re: Surprise surprise!
« Reply #21 on: June 11, 2017, 19:37 »
We have managed to lose a piece!  We have had to order a new one and have to wait for it to be powder coated.  Sigh 🙄🙄🙄

The base is down. We made comcrete footings as per but instead of brick we used paving blocks which we have had stashed here for years waiting for such a job. They look grand.

We are hoping to do a bit more tomorrow, as much as we can without the missing piece.  It's a bit difficult though as it is a support for two  rear elevation windows. Doh
« Last Edit: June 11, 2017, 19:44 by compostqueen »

compostqueen

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Re: Surprise surprise!
« Reply #22 on: June 28, 2017, 12:02 »
Ta da!

Got it sorted at last!  Not placed the plants yet as it got too late then I got rained off.

The compost either side the path was made by my own fair hand. Sieved and spread out once i had dug out the flaming tree roots!  I had to saw, chop, hack the darned things before I could get the soil chopped up, raked and the compost spread out. I was really knackered as it was really hot!  Sheesh  I mentioned the roots to my husband who had laid the foundations and the path. Strange he didn't encounter any. Hmmmmm  >:(

Anyway it's up now, plants are in and I can faff about on the finesse jobs now  :D

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Re: Surprise surprise!
« Reply #23 on: June 28, 2017, 15:59 »
And a very nice greenhouse it is too, congrats. arh.

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Re: Surprise surprise!
« Reply #24 on: June 28, 2017, 18:18 »
Looks lovely CQ, lovely big panes of glass

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Re: Surprise surprise!
« Reply #25 on: June 28, 2017, 23:11 »
I know! Toughened as well. Shiny too 😃



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