After years of trying to grow vegetables in a harsh climate where we get late and early frosts and the odd fall of snow (nothing compared to Europe or USA but tough for us) we have decided the solution is a green house. The plan is that it will extend our growing season and improve our success. So we bought our green house and it came in a flat pack with a dandy little book of line drawings that were the instructions and Martin set about getting it built. It turned out to one of those cunning structures that are designed to fall over at the drop of a hat until the last piece is in place to give it strength and stability.
It might take the guys at the factory 5 hours to build but it took us the best part of two days to get it all together. Then on the night it was finished and as we lay in our bed with a little rain on the roof and visions of tomatoes dancing in our heads, the wind blew it off the stand , on to its side popping out panels, finally turning it upsidedown and onto the fence. What a mess. It looked like no more greenhouse. Then on the ET day our good friends helped lift it back on the stand, put in a heap of tiedowns and began to fit the panels back, hope retured that we may have a green house after all. Now after more days of carefully moving pieces and straightening bits it is back together and secured every which way. We are still regarding it with some suspicion and wonder what will happen next time it blows, but for now all is well.