Halls Supreme Wall greenhouse

(3 Posts)
CatherineDeB Thu 19-May-16 08:02:19

I am thinking of buying one of these

www.greenhousestores.co.uk/Halls-2ft-X-6ft-Supreme-Wall-Garden-Lean-To-Toughened-Glazing.htm?source=PLA_green&gclid=CMG58MnH5cwCFcluGwodftYM6g

I have got a nice wall for it to go on and want toughened glass, other than that I have chosen it on looks alone! I think that it will be big enough for my needs but have got room for a bigger one like this

www.greenhousestores.co.uk/Halls-Supreme-Silver-6x4-Greenhouse-3mm-Toughened-Glazing.htm

Am not sure I want one actually in the garden though, mainly from a toddler point of view tbh.

Does anyone have one of these wall greenhouses and can give me any thoughts.

I just grow flowers tomatoes, peppers, courgettes, salad - nothing massive.

JapanNextYear Thu 19-May-16 08:10:22

I've got a lean too greenhouse, about 7foot tall X 9 foot wide and 10 foot deep. As that is the space it was to fit into. Custom made and not that expensive.

What I love about a walk in one is that I can potter about planting seeds potting up etc even when the weather is crap. I got so much started early as I had space to pig trays out etc in the dry.

I've just put the toms in and they will have room for ventilation, a problem when I had a v small bookcase type greenhouse.

I'm really glad I went for a walk in larger one.

shovetheholly Thu 19-May-16 08:41:59

First rule of greenhouses: if you're a keen gardener, you will fill whatever space you have, so buy the biggest you can fit!

Do your research on the toughened glass. The stuff in my greenhouse is absolutely bomb proof. It's half a centimetre thick and tough as hell. You could bounce dozens of footballs off it, and it wouldn't shatter. It's also got a safety feature whereby if someone does manage to break it with a metal bar or something, it falls into a million not-so-sharp pieces rather than breaking in huge, jagged, razor-sharp pieces.

However, I'd also say that - like many of us - I grew up in a garden with a greenhouse that didn't have safety glass, and I just knew to keep away from it. Same as I knew not to eat foxgloves or any unidentified berries. It's ever so easy for me to say as a non-parent, but sometimes I think that teaching children to live with hazards safely could be more important as an education than avoiding them completely. When kids know that nature can be lethal and deadly they're less likely to root up hemlock on a teenage camping trip and eat it thinking it's a parsnip. smile

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