The Halls Universal Greenhouse offers a lot of growing space for your money. The 8ft wide Universal is available in 8×10 and 8×12 sizes, each with a single sliding door and 2 roof vents.
This Halls Greenhouse is available in silver and as a green greenhouse featuring horticultural or toughened glass or twin wall polycarbonate. There is a full range of Halls Greenhouse Accessories available including autovents, louvres, staging, shading and potting benches.
This is the next greenhouse in the range from the Popular greenhouse as it offers bigger sizes with additional bracing for strength.
Do you have space for a greenhouse ? Many people today don’t as gardens are getting smaller and smaller, especially with newly built houses. This is where small greenhouses come into their own.
However there may be a solution at hand. If you can find a 4ft x 4ft space in a corner of your garden, yard or allotment Elite Greenhouses have just the greenhouse for you, The Elite Compact Greenhouse. The Compact is only 4ft3” wide (Gable end) meaning that it will fit nicely into gaps at the sides of your house, garage or shed or just the corner of your garden and with a length of 4ft5” it truly is a compact greenhouse.
As a small greenhouse it is truly a one off. Despite it’s diminutive size the Elite Compact Greenhouse lacks none of the features which make Elite Greenhouses a market leader in high quality greenhouses.
The Compact features the following:
Double Sliding Doors with latch
Integral Low Threshold Base
1 Roof Vent
5ft1” Eaves Height
Toughened Glass or Polycarbonate Glazing upgrade
5 Powder Coated Paint Finishes
The Elite Compact Greenhouse is a fully featured greenhouse at only 4ft wide, the only greenhouse of it’s type available today. To buy the Elite Compact Greenhouse visit Greenhouse Stores HERE.
We are at the time of year where we are all considering what to do with our less hardy plants given that the weather is fast becoming, well COLD !
We wouldn’t dream of spending any time in the garden without wrapping up warm so let’s think about our plants !
If you don’t have a greenhouse or conservatory or even a warm garage in which to store your plants over winter it may be time to consider a coldframe instead.
Palram have just launched 3 new Palram Cold Frames for gardeners to consider. The great thing about these coldframes is that they are raised up off the floor making access easier and putting less strain on our old backs ! Another key feature is that these coldframe models offer additional storage that you wouldn’t normally find on any other cold frame in the market. The Palram Coldframes feature either single sheet clear polycarbonate glazing or twin wall polycarbonate glazing.
I’ve pictured the coldframes below and we’ll do a more in depth review of each model over the coming weeks.
The new Vitavia Greenhouses model, the Sirius 13000 is certainly a scorcher! With an impressive eave height of 1.56m and ridge height of 2.52m the total growing area is 13 square metres, which means this spacious greenhouse has lots of space for growing plants, relaxing or a combination of the two ! The single panes of 4mm float glass provide exceptional clarity avoiding the slight green tint which can appear in standard horticultural glass and the float glass is held in place with a new black rubber capping system. A strong matching steel base and three downpipes come as standard, as do double doors and four roof vents. The Vitavia Sirius Greenhouse is available in anodised aluminium or powder coated green or black. This ‘orangery style’ greenhouse, being particularly attractive, shares it name appropriately with the brightest star in our skies.
As with all Vitavia Greenhouses the quality is at the top of the tree and the finish unrivaled.
The Sirius is now available in a black powder coated finish, so if silver or green isn’t for you then go for the new black model. It looks stunning it really does !
Vitavia Sirius Orangery in Black
Vitavia Sirius Greenhouse in Black
Vitavia now offer this rather pleasant cresting to fit onto the Sirius to give it a more traditional distinguished look:
Vitavia Sirius Rood Cresting
The Sirius is a very spacious greenhouse just at home being used for growing plants as it being used as a conservatory for relaxing in. See all the dimensions in the greenhouse plan below:
The Sirius is also available in Silver. Vitavia’s standard silver finish is anodized. The anodizing process keeps the silver frame looking shiny and pristine throughout it’s life without any nasty discoloring.
The Vitavia Neptune Greenhouse is Vitavia’s entry level 8ft wide model. The Neptune features a single sliding door, a width of 8ft 5″, a height of 7ft 7″ and start with an 8ft x 8ft model rising to 8ft x 14ft. The Neptune is available with a silver anodized finish or as a green greenhouse.
If you have the space in your garden or on your allotment you really can’t beat the extra space that an 8ft wide greenhouse gives. More space for pots, vine plants, staging and starting off seedlings as well as more room to work in, especially if your gardening efforts are a family affair ! The Neptune is very competitively priced and an 8ft x 8ft model comes in at a touch over £500 which is great value when you consider you can pay near to that price for a decent quality 6×8 greenhouse. It is advisable though to pay a little extra for a steel base plinth as they give extra strength and stability to the greenhouse as well as something solid to anchor to a hard surface. An added bonus with Vitavia greenhouse bases is that they come equipped with corner posts that you can bolt into place at each corner to sink into post holes and then concrete in place. These posts give great sturdiness to the structure and mean you can even put the greenhouse on soft ground rather than slabs or a concrete pad.
Anodized Aluminium Frame (Silver) or Powder Coated Green Frame
Single Sliding Door
2 Roof Vents
Galvanized Steel Bases
Roof Bracing for Strength
Corner Plates for extra bracing
10 YEAR WARRANTY
Vitavia Neptune Greenhouse Video
Vitavia Neptune 6700 8ft x 8ft Greenhouse
Vitavia Neptune 8ft x 8ft Greenhouse in Green
The Vitavia Neptune comes in the following sizes:
Vitavia Neptune 6700 – 8ft x 8ft
Vitavia Neptune 8300 – 8ft x 10ft
Vitavia Neptune 9900 – 8ft x 12ft
Vitavia Neptune 11500 – 8ft x 14ft
You can specify the Neptune with either 3mm horticultural glass, 4mm toughened safety glass or 4mm twin wall polycarbonate glazing epending on what you prefer or indeed where you intend to put your new greenhouse. The Vitavia Neptune Greenhouse is a quality greenhouse with plenty of room that is ideal for your garden or allotment.
At this time of year there are many things for the greenhouse gardener to consider. How to keep the frost at bay, finding space for storing plants, seedlings for the new year and not least worrying about impending storm and high winds that can damage your greenhouse !
Wind damage to your greenhouse can be irritating and at worst downright devastating. Prevention is ALWAYS better than cure however and there are a number of ways we can prevent problems.
We must consider how we position the greenhouse, shelter, base and glazing.
For a full report on this click here: Greenhouse Buyers Guide
Greenhouse Storm Damage
A strong storm can quickly reduce a greenhouse to a pile of twisted metal in no time at all. For the most part, ensuring that your greenhouse is adequatley sheltered from the wind is the most important thing to consider. After all, if the wind can’t hit your greenhouse with it’s full force then it’s unlikely to be able to damage it or at worst, destroy it. Some of the best shelter for your greenhouse will be the shelter it gets from another building such as a shed or even your house. Garden fences and walls offer great protection from strong wind if your greenhouse is positioned properly. However, a simple way to offer a wind break is to plant sensibly to protect your greenhouse. Conifers, if planted close together will go on to form an extremely effective barrier from strong winds that will get better as time goes on.
Greenhouse Insurance Replacement Quote
If you are unlucky enough to have your greenhouse destroyed by strong winds, gales or a storm then it’s essential to check your insurance policy to make sure that you are covered. Most household insurance content policeies will offer limited cover for garden buildings such as greenhouses or sheds. If you are going to get your greenhouse replaced through your insurance policy then this may be a good time to think about upgrading and paying a bit extra for a heavier gauge aluminium frame, toughened glazing or even switch from aluminium to a wooden frame. A wooden greenhouse is rarely affected by the wind in the same way that an aluminium greenhouse is. This is down to the fact that they are more rigid and heavy due to their thick wooden frames. Wooden greenhouses can and do last in excess of 30+ years through decades of harsh weather and although they tend to cost slightly more, they definately have a long life.