Oh my gosh it is so exciting.

Finished - in all it's wonky gloriousness!
Finished – in all it’s wonky gloriousness!

After the other day when I thought I’d never get the greenhouse up, well now it looks definitely achievable.  I finished the laying the pavers and while it’s not perfect, it is good enough.  Its ‘she’ll be right, sweet as’ and that is good enough for me.  Although I feel like I have used every single muscle in my body and am scared that if I stop working on the greenhouse then I will completely seize up.

Just seeing how the frame looks...
Just seeing how the frame looks…

So the with the pavers laid I grabbed my wonderful Hubby the Un-Gardener to show him my efforts and he was really impressed.  However as he wasn’t impatient to push on and build a greenhouse, so he was able to look at it objectively and realised that without some kind of protection around the edge of the pavers or the dirt beneath would erode away.  So another trip to the hardware store for more timber – once again deliberately measured too long!

The boards were soon secured around the pavers and we moved on to the next step in the project.  Securing the corner posts.    So knowing that the timber frame prepared earlier fits perfectly, we brought it out of the shed and onto the pavers and nailed it together.  From there we could work out which pavers would need to be pulled out and turned into a hole to put the posts into.  Four holes were duly dug in each corner.  Then posts were dropped into the holes and nailed to the frame so we knew they were in the right place.

Not a bad looking hole, if I must say so myself!
Not a bad looking hole, if I must say so myself!

Following the instructions precisely we put ready-crete in the hole.  Which was dead easy – luckily for us.  Water in hole first and then the concrete mix.  Leave to set.  Simple.

Ready for the concrete!
Ready for the concrete!

Then there was nothing more to do, which is just as well as it was a really long day!  And it was a special day too – it was THE LAST DAY OF WINTER!!!!!   HOORAY!!!!!!

Come again soon – if all goes well the first day of spring will end with seedlings in a greenhouse!

Sarah the Gardener  : o )

20 thoughts on “Oh my gosh it is so exciting.

    1. Hi there. Sometimes you start a project thinking it’ll be done in no time. Sometimes no time is actually a long time, but you are committed to the project and have to push through. I can’t wait until I can stand back and look at the greenhouse full of flourishing plants.
      Cheers Sarah : o )

  1. Oh my gosh, you’ve really made progress. It looks amazing. Can’t wait for the next installment. I hope you have a long soak in an Epsom salt bath line up soon. You’ve earned it.

    1. Hi Alys. I did end up having a long soak in a big bath with the biggest fragrant bath bomb I’ve ever seen and it was really good! My poor body is feeling quite worn out, but I can’t stop now – I’m so close to getting there.
      Cheers Sarah : o )

    1. Hi Elaine. When does your summer come to an end – do you go with the calendar or the equinox? I like to drag summer out to the equinox, but can’t wait that long for spring and summer to start so go with the calendar! Hehehe.
      Cheers Sarah : o )

      1. Ok the Summer by calendar is 1st June to 31st August and so is technically over, however the Equinox is September 22nd I believe and I am quite happy to opt for that particular date seeings how we had such a long, cold Spring! 😀

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