I have run out of glass and need to order more. I have to say these greenhouses are really quite simple and logical to put together. I’m really impressed. I was a bit scared putting the glass on the roof, but even that slotted in nicely and there weren’t too many hairy moments.
The most tedious bit was washing the glass and getting all the gunk off, and it wasn’t until the last ten panes that I decided to drag over the old paddling pool and soak the glass and I took a break from the greenhouse construction and went and mowed the orchard. This task had become quite important as the grass was getting really long and there is rain forecast for the next absolute age! I guess that is one of the joys of spring – spring showers. Although normally the pictures on the weather forecast are of clouds and rain drops, or if you are lucky a sunshine, clouds and raindrops. But no – the next picture on the list just had rain drops and some really fat ones! Mowing needs to be done.
Mowing the orchard is a great way to relax as I just zoom up and down between the trees on the ride on mower with just me and my thoughts! I still have to go back and tidy up a wee bit with the push mower as the ride on doesn’t get close enough in some places. All in all, the orchard is looking good. Things are starting to stir and buds are beginning to break. I think that means I need to spray again with something… I’ll need to look it up.
Then I returned to my paddling pool and fished out the glass, gave it a quick wipe over and installed it in the greenhouse. Then I ran out of glass. While I wait for the new pieces I decided to tidy up my construction site and try and make it look more like a garden. I picked up all the rubbish and put all the tools away and then I put the shelving into the greenhouse. There has been quite a lot of things displaced by the expanded greenhouse so I will need to find new homes for things, but on the whole I have my garden back!
I don’t think trying to work in the rain has done me any favours though as I have picked up a cold. Either that or I caught it from Hubby the Un-Gardener, but I don’t think so as his version was the more severe ‘man flu’ type and I have managed to push through and finish the greenhouse as far as I can go. I have to confess here that he makes a much better nurse than me. I was so single mindedly determined to get the greenhouse up that I pretty much left him to his suffering – in hindsight I feel quite bad and ought to apologise to him publicly for the neglect – especially since he has been so lovely to me with my cold.
Come again soon – we are about to get back to the business of proper gardening.
Sarah the Gardener : o )