Here the first of the promised adventures: The transformation from pollytunnel to greenhouse
I feel so privileged to have this greenhouse which is worthy of to be called a conservatory. I couldn’t believe it when brother Joop (builder of my studio) and co. (son Adrian and our music-brother Hans from Holland) unpacked the van and I saw this amazing building going up. The big widows were donated by taxi driver Austin who brought me to college every week. The other windows and door Joop had in his workshop. The design was dictated by the windows and available space. I can now look through the greenhouse into my garden.
Thank you Jane, Joop, Adrian, Hans.
|I had a "self-watering tunnel" which I had started to call my "Cello tunnel" |
as in tunnel held together with cello tape.
|Jane helped me to dismantle the tunnel|
|I started to realise that my dream of having a greenhouse was coming real, but also the very long held dream of a conservatory became a reality. An unexpected reality.|
Jane helped to protect the wood against the elements. Throughout the whole process of dismantling the tunnel and building and sorting out the greenhouse, the sun had been shining for a full 12 days. Some days it was over 35 degrees in there!
|many a nap taken in this wonderful space.|
|Tomatoes, peas, beans, chilly peppers, courgette, basil etc.|
strawberries, are growing happily in the greenhouse