With a hopefully a warm summer ahead of us, this is a great time time to think about preparing for the winter particularly greenhouses as once the warmth of the sunshine is gone your gardening season will be extended into the winter months. With garden greenhouses you are able to protect those less hardy plants from the garden, grow fruit and vegetables with out having to keep an eye on the weather and guaranteeing all year round crops of your favourite vegetables.
The first thing to consider when thinking about being a greenhouse owner for the first time is the siting, as this is fundamental to getting the maximum benefit from the winter sun so ensure the greenhouse will not be overshadowed by trees or other garden buildings, as long as the chosen area is flat to allow correct erection.
When choosing a greenhouse it can be prudent to buy the best quality you can afford as not only will it last longer but glass panels will let in more light and therefore be more effective than perspex or other similar products. The only upside to materials other than glass would be that they are better insulators than glass and of coarse if you have children in the garden are less likely to breakage.
Other things to consider is the larger the greenhouse the more costly it will be to run in the winter months and the more shelving you will need to kit the green house out, you will of coarse need more time to tend a larger green house if you were to use the space fully. A larger greenhouse has though, a better ability to cope with extreme changes in temperature as it will take longer to drop in temperature once heated.
With the current hosepipe ban it is important to conserve as much water as possible and with that in mind amongst our ranges of garden buildings accessories we have greenhouse guttering and rainwater collection.