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Old 11-06-2019, 12:28 PM posted to uk.rec.gardening
Jeff Layman[_2_] Jeff Layman[_2_] is offline
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Default Making Greenhouses?

On 11/06/19 09:01, Charlie Pridham wrote:
Later this year I will be helping son construct a new mist propagation
greenhouse, he is wanting to do it in wood with polycarbinate. I am
pretty sure the area he has ear marked and base built is non standard
size and shape hence his decision .
Many years ago I was able to buy glazing bars etc in stove coated
alluminium to recover my old victorian leantoo but I cant now find
anyone supplying lengths of alluminium glazing bar.

My feeling is if we can get hold of proper greenhouse mouldings it will
have a much longer useful life and require less upkeep than if we build
in wood.
Does any one know of a supplier?

Sorry, but I have my extra-thick head on today. What exactly is a "mist
propagation greenhouse"? I've heard of greenhouses, and mist-propagation
units which fit in them, but never a greenhouse intended for mist
propagation. Just how /long/ are the cuttings?!

Whatever, have you considered second-hand greenhouses? Yes, you've the
problem of dismantling and transport, but aluminium greenhouses can be
had pretty cheaply, even if you have to replace a good bit of the glass
(or polycarbonate). And it might be possible to get a few and adjust
them to fit your son's site when reassembled. Quite a few in Devon and
Cornwall (and elsewhere) he