The Greenhouse…

Building the new greenhouse was the first big garden project we undertook.

Mums poor old greenhouse was a sorry state, once her pride and joy, it was originally “acquired” (second, if not third hand), disassembled, moved home, assembled and skillfully repaired by dad.

Unfortunately, over later years, it fell into disuse and the wooden frame suffered. Time and rot took its toll and it finally reached the point of being unrepairable. So, sadly, after long sterling service, it had to go.

I replaced it with a slightly larger 8′ x 6′ aluminium framed Halls Popular Greenhouse in Forest Green on a brick-built base.

Wow! Have you seen this? 22 inches!

With the arrival of the new greenhouse Gloria was in her element, with somewhere safe and clean to potter she took great delight in growing tomatoes and cucumbers, as well as germinating and nurturing vegetable and salad seeds ready for the vegetable patch.

For me, however, the new greenhouse was a two-edged-sword. On the plus side Gloria was a “happy green-fingered bunny“, but on the minus side drawings for a whole new layout for the “Vegetable Garden” began to mysteriously appear in places I couldn’t help but notice…

Making “additions” for the greenhouse was my starting point for 3D printing in the garden, after all, its where I had the original idea and its where the printed items are most prominent…