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Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 19 5:17 pm    Post subject: Greenhouse supplier  Reply with quote    

Anyone know of a good greenhouse supplier?
Want a 6x8 foot one. And I’m planning on polycarbonate, rather than glass. Any reason this is a bad plan?

Ty Gwyn



Joined: 22 Sep 2010
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Location: Lampeter
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 19 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If your in a windy area its a good plan,

Is Wyevale garden centre still on the outskirts of Hereford,Brecon side?

derbyshiredowser



Joined: 11 Feb 2007
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 19 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I had a 6x8 halls greenhouse from these people with a base , easy to deal with and speak to. The only thing now is the eves heights on 6x8s aren't as high as they used to be.
https://www.greenhousepeople.co.uk/

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 19 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

poly is safer and stronger than glass

it can scratch if harshly cleaned but it is better for wind , better for a broom handle or a flapping door.

if it is very windy fastening the whole thing to the floor should be considered carefully, a strong greenhouse doing a tumble weed impersonation is no better than on the site wreckage of a fragile one

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 19 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ty Gwyn wrote:
If your in a windy area its a good plan,

Is Wyevale garden centre still on the outskirts of Hereford,Brecon side?


It is. I was there today. (Buying water)

gregotyn



Joined: 24 Jun 2010
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Location: Llanfyllin area
PostPosted: Thu May 30, 19 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If you are in a very windy position it would be an idea to peg down the green house as suggested, using a cargo net to hold it in situ perhaps?

Ty Gwyn



Joined: 22 Sep 2010
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 19 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Do people really just place greenhouses on a base without securing?

Concrete screw bolts will hold it down,and a course or 2 of concrete blocks will gain you height and raise the bed height if one runs blocks around the inside to form raised beds.

Nick



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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 19 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hm. A layer of blocks isn’t an awful idea. Thanks. I’ve some concrete bolts I was planning on using but it’s a very sheltered spot.

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 19 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You will need to think of the door. It will either have to be on a layer of bricks or you will have to adjust the door that comes with the greenhouse or make a custom one. I wouldn’t get the door on bricks as it makes it a pita to pressure wash and clean out.

Shan



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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 19 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I would also say, that from past experience, a raised bed is more work than it is worth. I have found pots combined with a grow tray to be very productive and if you get some sort of nasty beastie in the soil, it's easier to deal with and to clean. It also gives you flexibility in the lay out of your space.

Ty Gwyn



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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 19 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Naturally one would leave a drain hole below the door for washing out and drainage.

Shan



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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 19 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have a drain hole and it gets clogged up extremely quickly. There is a lot of muck that comes out of the yearly pressure washing. Easier to wash it all out the door.

Ty Gwyn



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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 19 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Then either your drain hole is not big enough or the floor isn't sloping enough towards it,imagine if my drain hole in the cowshed wasn't big enough after washing out after cleaning behind 10 cows.

Shan



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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 19 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

3 inches in diameter. 2 of them. It's about the volume of soil and clumpy bits of organic matter. I can fill a wheelbarrow with what gets washed out the greenhouse.

Nick



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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 19 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well. We can’t have a pressure washer, so that won’t be an issue.

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