We've been very lucky over the last few months, the UK has taken a battering with storms but we've got away relatively unscathed compared to other parts of the country. A fence panel was damaged and that's now waiting to be mended, but the worst of our damage was to the greenhouse.
Only a few panels were still in place by the end of the storms, the rest having been blown out in to our garden and also neighbour's gardens.
The greenhouse is glazed with polycarbonate so it doesn't break as glass does, but one or two panels still got damaged.
The roof didn't escape the storms either, the panels from there took off as they were blown out and ended up over the fence.
We'd been thinking about replacing the polycarbonate anyway as some of the panels were starting to wear, so this spurred us in to action. We ordered on Tuesday evening and they were with us on Thursday, just in time for Mick to get cracking (not literally, he made a good job of it and didn't damage one piece) at the weekend.
You may remember me mentioning that I sowed some spring onions to overwinter and get an early crop, you can see them in the wooden planter in the top photo. This is them now, they've stood really well and will now begin to start growing again. They definitely need weeding though.
The pelargoniums which stood in planters at each side of my back door last summer were moved in to the greenhouse. Usually, I'd dispose of the plants, it's the pots I'm actually protecting from the frost, but as you can see, they're still flowering. They were so vibrant, blood red, yet the flower now is hot pink. As they're still living, I may take some cuttings and see if I can get them to grow. I wonder if they'd bloom red or pink.
My patio peach tree is also inside the greenhouse. It's description said that it's totally winter hardy, but I didn't want to risk it. Look at all the buds, just waiting to burst open. I'm really excited to see if I'll get any fruit on it this year.
So, here's my greenhouse now that it's all fixed up. It just needs a good clean out now and getting ready for the new gardening season. The door hasn't had it's panels changed yet, one of the wheels on the bottom of it is broken so we need to sort that out, but we've got a new panel at the ready.
It's great to see it put all back together again.
There's even protection from the rain now that new roof panels have been installed.
I move my seedlings in to the greenhouse once they've germinated, but it's still a bit cold for them yet, so to give them some added protection, I use a plastic greenhouse inside the main greenhouse. I needed a new cover for the plastic greenhouse and Aldi just happen to have them on offer this week so I picked one up. Both the three tier and four tier covers are £4.99 and they've also got the actual mini greenhouses in stock too. I just thought I'd mention it in case anyone's looking for any.
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