Greenhouse Diaries #1 | The Build

Old English CottageThe Old Green Shed

This greenhouse [ordeal/joy] has been a family affair.

We pretty jammily landed ourselves this little glass haven as the neighbour decided it wasn’t worth the moving hassle as they went on to (probably less) green pastures.

We took that hassle on the chin. Dismantling the bugger pane by pane we proceeded to womble its shell up the road, much to the enjoyment of passing ramblers.

Clearing out the GreenhouseMum moving pots

With only one smashed pane (the last one to be taken out, obviously) out of a good number, it was successfully installed in its new surroundings and has since been lovingly prepped for a homegrown fiasco.

The seeds are in and we’ve come up with a solid plan of action to get them doing their thing. Water, sunlight, warmth and stern words… I caught my dad, with a pointed finger, telling them ‘start growing or you’re toast.’

Moving the Greenhouse

Dad and the Greenhouse

It’s my new favourite place. Zen as you like.

After my first fifteen potting minutes, the sister came in and I definitely squealed ‘I AM SO HAPPY.’ It’s the dirt under the finger nails, Woman’s Hour in the background and cup of tea that just tops off the whole brilliance of growing something from scratch.

Yep. Watch this space… there’s more to come. I hope so anyway, otherwise we’ll have to have some more stern greenhouse chats.

The Greenhouse in its new position


  1. Hannah 9th March 2015

    Hiya – I’m not sure if you remember me but we met at the Christian Aid Roots Conference last year! We spoke quite a bit about Edinburgh and the Christian Aid roles and so on. I’m really loving your blog so far (and the photo’s are gorgeous!) and I hope to read more from you. I know this is very early days for you blogging wise so this might be a bit out of the blue but I wanted to nominate you for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award and The Versatile Blogger Award. No pressure as I realise this is not everyone’s cup of tea but I enjoyed the chance to share a few of my favourite blogs regardless.
    I hope you are well :)

    • Rachel 9th March 2015

      Of course I remember you! So nice to hear from you. Are you well? It’s great to have some lovely feedback- I am new to this indeed but am excited for the blogging journey to begin. I hugely appreciate you wanting to nominate me! Super kind. Thanks my dear x


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