Our Top Greenhouse Ideas
What better way is there of getting some greenhouse ideas than to learn from what other gardeners are doing?
That’s why we aim to bring you some inspiration by sharing with you case studies based on our experiences with previous Cultivar customers to help inform your purchase. Take advantage of our top tips based on years of experience in the greenhouse manufacturing industry.
We find that the majority of our customers want to come to us with a blank canvas with greenhouse ideas of their own. Thankfully our experience means that we are able to work with you to find the best route towards your perfect design, offering you as much customisation as possible.
Before you start the process of buying a greenhouse, you may wish to take on board the answers to some questions that we are commonly asked by our valued customers:
What Should I Do About Greenhouse Drainage?
Whilst the look of your greenhouse is important, it is also important to think about practicality. That is why we also recommend opting for a greenhouse with concrete base draining. This is something which will need to be taken into consideration when you are laying the base for your new greenhouse.
You may also wish to take this opportunity to put a conduit through the concrete to allow you to feed electric into the greenhouse also. This will open up a whole host of opportunities in the future, including adding lighting to your greenhouse as well as using electric heating equipment that will give you scope for growing a greater range of plants as well as keeping your existing plants alive during the winter months.
Small Greenhouse Ideas
Perhaps you have green fingers but limited by the space available in your garden. For just this eventuality we offer a range of small greenhouse options to help you make the most of the space available.
Our smallest design comes in a neat width of 6ft 8 inches (2028mm) with a length of 5ft 3 inches (1622mm). This modular design comes with a 45 degree pitched roof so as to maximise the room and give both you and your plants plenty of space to grow (we can always dream!).
Another small greenhouse idea to take into consideration if you go down this route is to think about staging and shelving. Cultivar offers some innovative solutions here, including our unique foldable shelving which would be absolutely perfect for those with limited floor space available.
Take into consideration where you place your greenhouse. We always recommend that you try and ensure that your greenhouse is south facing. This will ensure that it will benefit from direct sunlight for the vast majority of the day.
This is particularly important when you opt for one of our three quarter lean to greenhouses which are of course limited by the fact that they are placed up against an abutting wall which means that there is one side of the greenhouse that will never benefit from direct sunlight.
Not only are you maximising the sunlight when you place such a greenhouse south facing, but you are also ensuring that the abutting wall absorbs the suns heat throughout the day which will help to keep the greenhouse warmer than it others would be long into the evening.