When I got my allotment this time last year I inherited an old greenhouse from the last plot holder - it's nothing fancy and is still perfectly functional for seedlings and tasty salady things in the summer. It did have a few little holes in where some of the glass had slipped over the years, which was never a problem until we had the terribly stormy weather in January and seven panes got blown out and smashed. If I'm really honest I thought it was going to be much worse than this and felt quite lucky as some people's greenhouses were smashed up totally. It was quite a strange, Wizard of Oz-type experience though, to find that panes of glass had blown upto 15 metres through the air!
Anyway, the result of this was that the greenhouse needed fixing which was the job of my ever-helpful boyfriend last weekend, and what a job it was. As it's such an old greenhouse the windows are held in with putty and not clips and because of this my poor boyfriend spent Sunday afternoon on struggling with large pieces of glass up a ladder. It's not quite finished yet but should be all spick and span ready for seedlings in the next couple of weeks. I'd never had a greenhouse before but it's the kind of thing that once you've had one you can't imagine living without it.