I’ve gone as far as I can go!

I have run out of glass and need to order more.  I have to say these greenhouses are really quite simple and logical to put together.  I’m really impressed.   I was a bit scared putting the glass on the roof, but even that slotted in nicely and there weren’t too many hairy moments.

Almost there.  I can't wait to fill it full of plants!
Almost there. I can’t wait to fill it full of plants!

The most tedious bit was washing the glass and getting all the gunk off, and it wasn’t until the last ten panes that I decided to drag over the old paddling pool and soak the glass and I took a break from the greenhouse construction and went and mowed the orchard.  This task had become quite important as the grass was getting really long and there is rain forecast for the next absolute age!  I guess that is one of the joys of spring – spring showers.  Although normally the pictures on the weather forecast are of clouds and rain drops, or if you are lucky a sunshine, clouds and raindrops.  But no – the next picture on the list just had rain drops and some really fat ones!    Mowing needs to be done.

Soon this solitary blossom will be part of a sea of spring loveliness!
Soon this solitary blossom will be part of a sea of spring loveliness!

Mowing the orchard is a great way to relax as I just zoom up and down between the trees on the ride on mower with just me and my thoughts!  I still have to go back and tidy up a wee bit with the push mower as the ride on doesn’t get close enough in some places.  All in all, the orchard is looking good.  Things are starting to stir and buds are beginning to break.  I think that means I need to spray again with something…  I’ll need to look it up.

Then I returned to my paddling pool and fished out the glass, gave it a quick wipe over and installed it in the greenhouse.  Then I ran out of glass.  While I wait for the new pieces I decided to tidy up my construction site and try and make it look more like a garden.  I picked up all the rubbish and put all the tools away and then I put the shelving into the greenhouse.  There has been quite a lot of things displaced by the expanded greenhouse so I will need to find new homes for things, but on the whole I have my garden back!

This seems too good to be true!
This seems too good to be true!

I don’t think trying to work in the rain has done me any favours though as I have picked up a cold.  Either that or I caught it from Hubby the Un-Gardener, but I don’t think so as his version was the more severe ‘man flu’ type and I have managed to push through and finish the greenhouse as far as I can go.  I have to confess here that he makes a much better nurse than me.  I was so single mindedly determined to get the greenhouse up that I pretty much left him to his suffering – in hindsight I feel quite bad and ought to apologise to him publicly for the neglect – especially since he has been so lovely to me with my cold.

Come again soon – we are about to get back to the business of proper gardening.

Sarah the Gardener : o )

21 thoughts on “I’ve gone as far as I can go!

  1. I have greenhouse envy! That looks fabulous and can’t wait to see it chock full of green things! You’re gardens/grass are so GREEN! We are at the end of summer, it’s been dry dry dry, and everything is crunchy and brown. No earth cracking yet, so that’s a good sign.

    1. Hi Jenn. I was looking through some photos today of last summer and really could believe how brown the grass got, especially when I look out today and see it so green and lush and it won’t stop growing! I’m not so sure I am ready for summer – I still have too much to do.
      Cheers Sarah : o )

    1. Hi Heidi,I hope you are well. I have worked so hard and with the cold I thought I best take a break from a lot of things lest I harm my health. The break has been really restoring and I’m ready to go again and throw myself into the crazy season that is spring.
      Cheers Sarah : o )

    1. Hi Alys. Man flu can be such a terrible thing, especially when the boys get it too! I just pushed on through and got as much done as I could do – despite having the sniffles! Luckily ladies are completely immune to man flu or the world would stop!
      Cheers Sarah : o )

    1. Hi Justin. If only you were there to watch me lay the pavers – not so amazing. Having said that I am amazed at how well they turned out.
      The irrigation is just cable tied to the shelf from the old greenhouse and I haven’t done anything with it yet. It is just standard irrigation tubing with a plug in one end and a hose connector on the other. then on the top are up risers and some mister heads. Underneath are also misters but they don’t work as well.
      I hope this helps.
      Cheers Sarah : o )

    1. Hi C.
      The glasshouse is so much bigger than the last one, so my mind is only just beginning to realise that I could fill it with more seedlings – but then I will need a bigger garden so the plants will have somewhere to go once they get big enough!
      Cheers Sarah : o )

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