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    loads of cheap/free greenhouses on "face ache" marketplace, they appear often.
    Don't pay over the odds, unless they dismantle and carry.
    When dismantling, take loads of pictures of the joints/corners and label parts, all the parts look the same when dismantled, especially if is its left for a while before building.
    Buy some new aluminium bolts as many break when undone, they become corroded over time.
    Also, have a look for glass, (if you choose glass) this is also frequently free on second hand sites. I find glass is cheaper than plastic.
    If you intend bringing your kids to the site, have a think about replacing the glass for plastic, its much safer

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    The question you have to ask yourself is "Am I going to be able to go to the plot and water the greenhouse stuff every day, during the summer"?

    If you can only go to the plot now and again I would go for a shed.
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    ^this

    Too much commitment if you are still working full time

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    Also, check that your site's rules allow for greenhouses.
    On our allotments the rules state no GH or walk-in polytunnels.

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    ^^^how bizarre. Do you know their reasoning why? I would be so tempted to cover a shed with polycarb just to be a pedantic cow
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norfolkgrey View Post
    ^^^how bizarre. Do you know their reasoning why? I would be so tempted to cover a shed with polycarb just to be a pedantic cow
    Oh I guess it is because the site is in the middle of a very residential area, surrounded and overlooked by terraced houses, so for optical reasons it shouldn't be too built up. And when they're left behind someone would need to deal with them.

    Tbh, as we're in London, greenhouses aren't really that necessary, it's so mild. Cold frames are usually more than enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MelanieSW View Post
    Oh I guess it is because the site is in the middle of a very residential area, surrounded and overlooked by terraced houses, so for optical reasons it shouldn't be too built up. And when they're left behind someone would need to deal with them.

    Tbh, as we're in London, greenhouses aren't really that necessary, it's so mild. Cold frames are usually more than enough.
    And to think the Thames used to freeze over thick enough to hold frost fairs
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    Quote Originally Posted by MyWifesBrassicas View Post
    And to think the Thames used to freeze over thick enough to hold frost fairs
    Sadly not in the 20 years I've been here (I'm from Bavaria, and sometimes miss being able to skate on frozen lakes).
    The veg is happy though

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