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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:46 pm    Post subject: Greenhouse Collapse - Totally Gutted Reply with quote

Hi All,

Just returned from a picnic to discover that my plastic greenhouse totally collapsed in the strong winds today and pretty much destroyed all my plants. 5 Tomato, 4 Pea, Bell Pepper plants all snapped in 2. Courgette plant blown completely over as was my cucumber plant.
I have to admit that I am pretty gutted by it all. The plants were just starting too come to fruitition and I had just picked the first batch of peas last night.

This is only my first year growing veg so I only invested in a plastic type greenhouse as I did not know how things would turn out and if I would be successful growing the veg.
I have thouroghly enjoyed it (up until this evening obviously) and I am looking for some advice on where to get a proper lean-totype greenhouse (2feet x 6feet approx or maybe slighty bigger) to ensure I do not go through this collapse type scenario again.

Thanks in advance
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ooh noooooo.....sorry to hear about that.... the winds were pretty strong today, I couldn't bear to look at my garden with all the plants bouncing back and forth like elastic bands.....

keep ur spirits up, even though it can be trying at times...

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dame wind - sorry to hear about your greenhouse Jay. It's very annoying when you put in so much effort and then see it all distroyed. I guess we're always at the mercy of mother nature and we have to respest her.
About a new greenhouse. I would suggest for you to take a look at the link below. It's a great cost effective polytunnel and can be made to what ever size you need it.
www.overthegardengate.net - look for Alan's polytunnel.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So sorry to hear about your greenhouse, Jay, you must be heartbroken. The winds were really strong here in Wexford but even worse up north I believe. We have built a wooden leant-to greenhouse against our garage, with strong safety glass, and so far it has weathered all sorts of wind and rain just fine.....and we are horribly exposed here.
What part of the country are you in ? The guys who built ours were great....they are based in North Wexford, but will travel. If you're interested I'll give you their details.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to hear about that jay. Best thing is to get back into it straight away though. Plant a few peas and you might have time to get a crop late august (done so myself just last week after hearing it's possible). You can still pick up tomato plants in places like Woodies and Homebase that wont break the bank. I seen some last week and they were a few euro per plant and they were good healthy looking ones.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the words of support.
I went straight back outside to the back garden when I got home from work today and planted some peas and some carrots. It felt good I have to say.

Thanks again
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dude, sorry to hear what hapened
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