Naturally it didn’t help when I threw back the curtains to see it was snowing.
Things always look better after breakfast though, and by 10 o’clock the snow had turned to sleet, then rain, and at quarter past the sun came out, so I took Maggie for her first walk.
Hurrah! the business is normal and things are looking good, but we’ve had a quiet day spent putting the greenhouse framework together. Naturally Maggie wanted to help.
Pictures taken with my phone
Hubby had a bit of a panic when he thought he’d lost two uprights but this was because we were erecting it the opposite way round to disassembly, and so the back was the front and vice versa. Not a problem and the removal of an upright on one side provided the ‘missing’ upright on the other.
This is not where we wanted it to finally be, so the next part of the plan was to put the base together in situ, square it up, and then lift the frame down the garden to put on top of it. I have therefore exercised muscles I’d forgotten I had as Superman and his sidekick the Bionic Woman carried said frame ‘south’.
Our garden is not flat (there’s a surprise). Neither is it square, plus it has a camber to the right, so armed with a tape measure and spirit level, the pair of us have been tap dancing and balancing on base beams like an audition for A Chorus Line meets the Olympics.
Having done that, we went down to the hardware suppliers and got our two panes of replacement glass plus two ground spikes to peg down the most exposed corners. This was at the ‘exorbitant price’ of £8.59 for the lot (including VAT).
This is where we are at now (picture taken 4pm this afternoon with my phone) .
All being well the weather will stay dry tomorrow and we can get the glass in.
The onions sets should be going in soon and this year our tomatoes and green beans will have a fighting chance!