Sunday 28 March 2010

Greenhouses...water-butts and daleks!!!!

Well I've told you all about my new plot that I have been allocated and I have to confess to being totally unfocused and not even visiting it as of yet....I'm not worried about this though as I have plans for the land and if i don't get it all dug over for this season then I shall just plant some out knowing that i have other land to plant on too. I intend to make preparing this land pleasurable and not tedious!

The mess we started with

Anyway I think I mentioned before that i was hoping for a greenhouse ....and I have one!!

It's 8" by 6" and I am very excited about it. I also manged to get a water-butt, 2 composters and a raised bed...and all this for the bargain of £70. The catch is that i have to move the stuff to the allotment myself from a very derelict garden but at that price I wasn't going to complain and I have enlisted family help!

The greenhouse before being cleared.

We started this weekend by clearing trees, brambles and grasses from the area so that next weekend we can get stuff moved. All the items are in a garden down the street where my Mum lives and one of her neighbours provided us with hot drinks whilst we worked so we got everything cleared in record time and are all se to go next week.

cutting wood
My son cutting up the wood..we filled two wheelie bins!!

I'm just now worried about the weather as the met office is predicting heavy snow for next week....What about my spuds?? My seeds??? Getting the greenhouse moved?? Does winter really have to come back???? *sigh*


  1. Snow?! Nooooo, it's spring, spring I tell you!

    Good luck with the new land, sounds like you've got a fair old project on your hands.

  2. So glad you got the extra land and bonus greenhouse. Hope the weather forcasters get it wrong.

  3. Cool looking greenhouse. I bet you can't wait to get that thing all set up. It's always a great feeling when you find such a bargain. I hope that snow changes it's mind and doesn't happen

  4. What a bargain. That's a good sized greenhouse, you'll be able to grow all sorts of things now. I'm hoping that the Met Office forcast is wrong, they don't usually get things right.

  5. Great bargain! Sounds like you have a bit of work on your hands though!

  6. Oooh, a greenhouse! Very nice. I hope the snow doesn't show. I thought you were all done with winter!

  7. The snow wont be back! The hot drinks part was interesting :)

  8. My dad would envy your greenhouse. He's probably building his own right now. I hope winter doesn't make another appearance for you. It appears ours is all over. We'll have summertime weather by the end of the week.

  9. To really keep your garden looking lovely all summer and not waste precious tap water everyone should have a water butt they are a fantastic way to save rainwater for use on your garden throughout the summer.


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