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So after a very miserable start to our summer and several incidents to my plants caused by heavy wind/rain/cats/birds you name it i decided i needed some shelter for my plants.

Much as i'd love to own the amazing constructions done already by Gareth and Dicon on here, I have neither the skill, funds or space, in fact i was limited to a small uneven space between an existing shed and the fence at the end of garden, as so

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I wasn't sure what to use as i didn't want glass as i have a 10 yr old and several footballs!, i'm not keen on the frosted appearance of polycarbonate either so opted for this instead

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Its a "glazing kit" made from clear acrylic, available from bnq, it comes in different kit sizes e.g 6ft x 4ft, i got the 6ft x 8 ft as i knew i was going to have to butcher a lot of it. I also bought some timber, stain, screws and the obligatory fly trap whilst in BNQ's!

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Total spend has come in at around £180, roughly the same as i'd of paid for a polycarb 6x4 greenhouse if i'd been able. As it is i've ended up with a much stronger structure and a little more room as a bonus.

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And so the build begins ( between downpours!), First the back panel...

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Then screw on the glazing

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Ooops first mistake, i forgot to stain the frame before glazing it!

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Now stained !

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Then the side panel, i wasnt gonna bother and just use fence panel but lots of crap grows through the panel from the neighbours.......

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Front panel done leaving just a door and a roof to finish

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I added some old guttering i had laying about to the shed and a waterbutt for obvious reasons

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I made the roof in two parts, one piece is fixed, the other is held to the frame using spring clips. I wanted to be able to open the greenhouse up to the elements whenever possible.

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Door made and fitted, nothing on this house is square or equal but it's all gone together and i think my plants will love me now !

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Nice and humid after a spray

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The plants (mainly auction wins from here/Andy and Ian and Diane's large donation during their clearout!)

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Many thanks for looking

Chris

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Thanks Flytyer!, You're too kind, it's a bit ramshackle, i was almost too embarrassed to post pics after seeing Gareth and Dicons Lush victorian lowland creations but i thought we needed a balance, a kind of "happy shopper" version :biggrin:

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Thanks all for such kind words, The plants are looking much happier and i just wish i'd done it sooner, the fly traps would be double the size they are now.

I'm just trying my first ceph and fly trap leaf cuttings which i couldn't of done before.

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