A couple of weeks back on Gardeners’ World, Monty Don introduced his new greenhouse and it was just awesome! A really high roofed greenhouse built on a brick foundation and he seemed completely over the moon with it. That’s exactly how I felt when Adam built ours.
When I first met Adam I had no idea just how good he was at wood working but he did enjoy spending time at the allotment doing the odd bit here and there.
His first major creation was our ‘Turkish bed’ that he made after holidays in Turkey, Thailand and Borneo where we just loved these big lounging seats. It went down very well with the other folk at the allotments who loved it too and they soon started to refer to my allotment as Adam’s!!! Hang on, hang on, I plant all the veg?!!?!!
It seems that wooden structures are admired by many and when Adam built our greenhouse in spring 2011 it was adored by everyone and it seems the plants we grow inside it love it too.
I’ve always had a ‘thing’ for greenhouses since my parents bought a beauty when I was about 8 and I love to snap photos of them whenever I can. My latest obsession is the new one at Harlow Carr and of course the alpine house is just out of this world.
So, where’s this going? Okay, I’ll come clean. You may have noticed a new banner on my website for Gabriel Ash who sell amazing greenhouses that are endorsed by my beloved RHS. They even have a range named after the RHS gardens. As you can imagine I fell in love with them and I’ve put a banner on my site for free. I get nothing for that being there. Not a bean.
I’m toying with the idea of having a few tasteful adverts on my site in the future and Gabriel Ash are just the kind of advert I’m happy to have, unlike the adverts my WordPress hosted site used to run, which to my horror some of my visitors clicked on. I decided to go self-hosted so that adverts for products that I definitely do not love would no longer appear and I could instead promote the products and companies that I genuinely admire. So this first step is a way of trialing banners/sponsors without getting too involved. I’m also hoping that as part of my ‘Meet the people‘ series that I can get some expert tips from them about greenhouses. So, it’s a partnership of sorts and maybe it will lead somewhere, maybe it wont. I do think their range is just fab though.
Our greenhouse is really starting to fill up with seedlings now and although I’m fleecing them over at night, last weekend I noticed the temperature in the daytime had reached 30 degrees! Good job I got there in time to let some air in. I’ll attempt to describe just how Adam built our greenhouse at some point, it involves beer and blood! He’s going to build a replacement shed this year too and I can’t wait!
Do you have a greenhouse? Do you love it? Do you want a greenhouse? Do you have a strange obsession with garden ‘structures’ of any kind?!