Saturday, April 17, 2010

A bargain at the price

When I first viewed this garden I was rather excited as it had a greenhouse in it, but unfortunately it wasn't included in the sale price.  After some negotiations, helped by the fact that the sale went through very quickly, we agreed on £50.00.  For my money I got a 6ft by 4 ft greenhouse, 4 ft of staging, a fixed shelf, a table and two automatic vent openers (one for the louvres and one for the top).  At the moment it is full of seedlings and cuttings, over winter it housed cuttings and some tender plants.  It's too far from the house to get electricity to, but I have a little paraffin heater so can keep it frost free.  In winter the twice daily journey down the garden to light it or extinguish it is worth it, not just because of the plants, but because I love the smell of paraffin!  
It's only tiny, but I think I got a real bargain!

7 comments:

marigold jam said...

Lucky you - we've just been to a reclamation yard and paid £15 for 2 old windows complete with glass to make a cold frame - a greenhouse would be so much better!!

Jane

Jo said...

I've got a 6X4. It's small but I still manage to grow enough tomatoes in it, and cucumbers too, and it's good for overwintering plants too. I think you got a bargain at £50.

Maggie said...

It's perfick...

Cottage Garden said...

You really did Su - well negotiated. It's nicely tucked away behind the trellis and looks like it could be quite a hive of activity. I glimpse a chair for comfort!

Jeanne
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Su Harris said...

Yes, there is a chair! I've only recently put it there but it makes it a little haven with a cup of tea when the weather's not good enough to sit outside for 5 mins!

Anna said...

Now that's a good price Su - you must be delighted. I am sure that it will soon become your second residence.

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