My bolts arrived – Hooray!!!

I was mooching about the place wondering what to do when Hubby the Un-Gardener came in and said he could ‘make my day’ and handed me a package that looked a lot like my bolts.  Yay.  I love internet shopping.  You just click on what you want, pay for it and it turns up and all without you missing a beat in the garden.  No getting changed out of my comfy gardening clothes into something respectable enough to wear out in public, then driving for hours and getting distracted by other things in the store, or other stores and spending more than you wanted to, then maybe a quick visit to a café – while I’m out… and before you know it an entire afternoon is gone for the sake of some bolts.

These are the shiniest, most exciting bolts I have ever seen!

These are the shiniest, most exciting bolts I have ever seen!

But before I could get started on the greenhouse in earnest, I noticed the sun was shining.  This wasn’t supposed to happen.  Last time I checked the ten day forecast there were rain clouds on every day!  Well they say ‘make hay while the sun shines’ and the same goes for cutting the grass.  And that also means I have taken care of number 9 on the list – but it will need doing again so I may just leave it on the list indefinitely!

I love the way my garden looks when it is freshly mown!

I love the way my garden looks when it is freshly mown!

Then I got onto the greenhouse.  Oh my gosh how much easier it is with new bolts!  I had a significant amount constructed in no time.  There were a few hairy moments.  I had made the sides and was trying to connect it to the back end and it was all balanced precariously and it was all too much and the entire thing came crashing down on top of me.  I picked my way out from under the pile of aluminium and started again.  I had a lot more luck the second time as it came together well and I have all the sides done.  All I have to do now is the roof.

It almost looks like a greenhouse!

It almost looks like a greenhouse!

The next step is to prepare the ground.  I was toying with the idea of making my own concrete flagstones, but I think it is just a bit too much extra work at this stage, so I will have to force myself to shopping and all that entails… the respectable clothes and maybe coffee and a cake.

Once the ground is sorted then we (me and some burly blokes) can relocate the frame from the shed into position and I can fit the glass and start growing stuff in it… simple.

Come again soon – there is going to be a roof raising.

Sarah the Gardener  : o )

17 Comments on “My bolts arrived – Hooray!!!

  1. fantastic glass house, you are so clever i am useless at that construction stuff.. I could use a few of your burly blokes around here too!! c

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    • Hi C. I was thinking about you the other day. I admire how much you achieve. I look at the things on my list and it hardly compares to your workload. I like doing things myself, but sometimes burly blokes can get things done quicker.
      Have a great and productive week.
      Cheers Sarah : o )

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      • I am just hopeless at construction, though i have to sometimes.. I must pop over again soon and see your glass house in action! c

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    • Hi there. I was blessed enough to be given this pre-loved greenhouse, however it has been in storage for 11 years and so the bolts were either seized or stripped and it was making it impossible to re-assemble it so I ordered new ones which made things so much easier and I had it up in no time!
      Cheers Sarah : o )

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    • Hi Alys, sometimes I find myself jumping up and down getting excited about things my old city me would be mortified about…. getting a load of cow poop for a $1 a bag, pouring rain in the middle of summer, earthworms and good fluffy dirt! I love life as a gardener!
      Cheers Sarah : o )

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