Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Greenhouse

I got really lucky & managed to snag myself a free greenhouse. It looked ok in the pictures, the broken panes can always be replaced.




The only thing I couldn't see until I got there was that the previous owners had used putty to hold the panes into the frame.

I think I broke a few more panes getting it down, the plastic has to be thrown away as it's brittle & yellowed. But at least I have a frame.

Or atleast I will have when I finally manage to get the putty off.



Every single piece of frame is covered. So far I have cleaned 3 pieces. All the remaining glass also needs to be cleaned. I may have enough for one side.

There was also 3 lots of staging which is in very good condition & the lady said I could have the pavers the greenhouse was sitting on, so that's all useful.

I cut myself quite badly when one of the panes fell on my head. I'm ok though, should never have done it on my own but I had no one to help.

At home I have sowed some seeds, mainly chilli & tomatoes, I have got some potatoes chitting & collecting toilet tubes like crazy ready for sowing sweetcorn. Oh I also sowed peas for mum in some guttering. Now all I need is warm weather, hurry up spring.

Friday, 16 February 2018

Guess what?

I've got a new plot. 

Like the last one it needs a lot of work. It's also much bigger. I had to walk it as I don't have a long enough measure, 110ft by 30ft. Sure the last one was only 50ft. Any way I will probably only be able to dig over & use about half of it this year & will perhaps use raised beds on the next bit as it's covered in trees & there's no way I'll be able to get the roots out.

Moved a lot of carpet, down to the end. There are loads of bricks & stones too that look like they were dumped.

Second half of plot, this was covered in carpet & bricks

Top half of plot which is covered in brambles & grass

Full length picture, there are loads of trees along the halfway line, unfortunately they are not fruit trees

All rubbish that can be burned

There is carpet under all this, most has already started to disintegrate so will be very difficult to remove

Removed to end so I can get on with clearing the better half

Even more carpet & trees.

Not much clearer but you can see the trees from here.
It's going to be a lot of work but I'm going to go slower this time.
There is enough space for a shed & maybe even a greenhouse or polytunnel.