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Dec. 29th, 2006 @ 11:25 am Help! - Advice on keeping a plastic greenhouse upright needed.
I have a three tier plastic mini-greenhouse (very much like this one here). At the moment it's empty but once I start having to raise seedlings it should fill up. My problems is that the yard is a bit of a wind tunnel and it's spent much of this very blustery year on it's side. I've tried weighing down the bottom with quite heavy clay plant pots but all that happened was that the pots fell over with the greenhouse.

Anyone have a better idea? Any ideas? Will tying it between my two pieces of guttering help, or am I just risking knackering my guttering? I'm think that a 5l water bottle, filled, may be better ballast. I need to sort this out before it gets anything fragile in it.
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From:tinimaus
Date:December 29th, 2006 10:06 pm (UTC)
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What is it standing on? If it is paving slabs, you could hammer thin wire ground hooks between the cracks and hook them over the bottom framework. Hooks in a wall will do as well. Or a layer of bricks/paving slab etc. on the bottom shelf. I would tie things to your guttering unless it is particularly sturdy cast iron downpipes.
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From:you_say_potato
Date:December 30th, 2006 08:58 am (UTC)
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I knew the guttering was a bad idea!
From:nutter4
Date:December 30th, 2006 03:05 am (UTC)
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If you've weighted it and it still blew over, I'd suggest getting metal brackets and fixing it to the wall. It's a more flexible arrangement than that used on our (windy) allotments, where you basically just have to concrete everything into the ground.
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From:you_say_potato
Date:December 30th, 2006 08:59 am (UTC)
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I think you are right. It means putting holes in the back of the plastic but that's no hardship.