I already had the place where the greenhouse was supposed to go in my mind and just had to measure it to make sure there was really enough space there. Next I had to shift quite a lot of soil to level the area and get it ready for the greenhouse assembly.
|I shifted lots of soil to make space for the new greenhouse|
|The crazy paving path for inside the greenhouse is finished|
The parts were all packed together in the order they had to be put together, base, back, front, the two side parts, roof, window and door with the polycarbonate sheets in the second cardboard box. All parts had numbers which corresponded to the numbers and pictures in the instruction booklet.
We started with the base which was very easy but one of the bolts was dodgy so it was lucky I found another one in my little screw and bolt collection. The base had anchors which we buried in the ground and made sure everything was level.
|The greenhouse base is in place|
|Front and back of the greenhouse are put together|
|The greenhouse frame is finished and bolted to the base|
|The roof window is in as well|
|The door was quite tricky to attach to the frame|
After all the time-consuming preparations the actual glazing was easy and relatively quick. The sheets had to be attached the right way around as only one side was treated with UV protection so we had to be careful. The sheets themselves were attached to the greenhouse frame with W-shaped metal clips. We used nearly double the amount of clips than recommended just to be on the safe side. The sheets seem quite secure and nothing is moving. We had a few stronger winds now and still everything is in place.
All in all it took us about two days to build the greenhouse.
|All the polycarbonate sheets are in|
|I am happy :-)|
|Myself with my friend Lucy (inside the greenhouse)|
I have also planted a blood peach tree 'Sanguine de Savoie' at the back of the greenhouse which I will fan-train so it does not take up too much space. This peach is apparently one of the tastiest peaches in the world which I hopefully can soon confirm.
|Sowing has started|
|The new greenhouse sitting comfortably between the grasses and other perennials|