Wednesday 7 April 2010

How many men does it take to move a greenhouse????

Well today was the day. As usual we had wind and rain but then at tea-time the rain stopped and the wind dropped and although it wasn't exactly warm it was perfect moving conditions so after an unexpected call from my Nephew wanting to visit we decided that tonight was the night the greenhouse got moved!!
Having a breather after we got it into the street.

I couldn't get too many photos as a lot of the tim
e I was helping out. The greenhouse was situated in a garden at the end of my parents road which is only a 10 minute brisk walk from the allotment. The difficulty was that the garden is down some steps and a 6 foot wall was one of the obstacles which we had to lift it over. Then the gap between the flats and the fence was too narrow so we had to maneuver it over a 4 foot fence which was quite a feat as we were all swapping and changing ends and jumping fences and railings. Once u we cleared the side of the flats there was just one more fence to lift over...and a few trees to duck under and then it was quite an easy walk down to the allotment.

carrying greenhouse
Stop the traffic....We're coming!!

Of course once we get to the allotment the gate had to be locked and as I'm not a key-holder that was the final hurdle before placing on the allotment. The kids were a great help as was my Dad and Brother and I am now a proud owner of a greenhouse. Tomorrow we will get down there to start leveling, anchoring and putting the glass back. Oh I have plans and they are all coming into place!!

greenhouse in place
It wasn't easy but we got it there in the end!

Another very kind allotment holder rotavated (maybe this is spelt wrong but never mind!) the land over for me and I have been quite naughty by buying some weedkiller to sort out the land. I know it's cheating but there is soooooooo much work to do besides the land preparation that I thought for once it won't hurt...and I know that it will never look like this again so I very gratefully accepted his offer of help and it really feels like I am getting somewhere now. The weekend is going to be busy, busy, watch this space!!!

Very nice allotment holder rotavating my new land!!


  1. You made some excellent progress. It looks like the greenhouse had an very exciting trip :)

  2. An adventure! Congratulations. :)

  3. Lol @ the greenhouse walking down the street! I don't know how you find the time for 2 plots but good luck with it.

  4. So happy for you, I have moved mine the same way a few years ago but just to the bottom of the garden which was difficult enough, so could just imagine what it was like over fences and down the road etc.

    At least its where you want it and things are moving forward.

  5. It looks like you and your family had some hard work but also a good time moving that greenhouse. I'm excited to see what you put in it.

  6. Thanks for all the comments...great to see you all enjoying the greenhouse walk.

    Oh and Tracey, up until this year I only had half a plot and have now gained another half so technically only have the one plot.....I really should find out how much land that equates too so we allotment people can see if the sizes are the same everywhere!!

  7. Weedkiller is fine as long the work get done on time :)

  8. Four men seems the norm for greenhouse walking!

    Sizes of allotment plots do vary considerably even on our site there are all sorts of sizes and shapes.

    Good luck with your plot - we're lucky really as between us my husband and I have 5 plots which we reckon amounts to about a third of an acre!

    Lucky in that we took them on when no-one else wanted them so they are all linked together too making just one large plot.

  9. Things are really coming on now. I'm looking forward to seeing what you grow in your greenhouse.


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