I've been on about getting my "new" greenhouse up for ages now and time is rapidly ticking away until I'll really need it.
On Friday dad sprung the news on me that he was going to give me a hand on Sunday and to make sure I was ready!
The trouble is where I wanted to put the greenhouse has been, how should I put this, somewhat neglected.
A few hours moving bit of rubbish and chopping down all the nettles and I was ready for dad to arrive.
As usual he arrived in style! A trailer full of stuff and the knowledge that we'd have a hard afternoon a head of us!
It's pretty handy having a dad that has a digger (well multiple diggers) and is rather good when he's in control of it! The site slopes quite a bit (probably around 18" over the 12ft) so we levelled it off first, making a large pile in the garden to be moved at a later date.
Then using a narrower bucket on the digger we dug a strip for the foundations of the greenhouse, levelled it up and began mixing concrete.
It took around 20 barrows of concrete for the base. As I took this picture dad shouted "Is that so you can remember what I was like before you killed me!" I guess that we were working rather hard on a Sunday afternoon.
The 12ft by 8ft strip foundation. I'll lay a concrete block one layer high all round this and fix the greenhouse to it to give me a little extra height.
The last picture shows where it will sit next to the smaller greenhouse. I'm looking forward to having some more under cover growing space. I'm planning on lots of tomatoes and chillies!
Now the question is what should I do with the floor of the greenhouse. Should I have beds and clean them out every year or grow things in pots/buckets and have slabs under them?