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B&Q Plastic 5 Tier Growhouse
Great for protecting seedlings or covering vegetable and flower beds to extend the growing season.
Features and benefits
- Growing your own produce helps to reduce the environmental impact of food
|Assembly required||Assembly required|
|Frame material||Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)|
Bought it but not happy with it.
Lu7 - 3 years ago
Purchased this approx month ago and when we had bad weather, the green house was blown away. Let along to mention it's not holding up together too well.
Great little Greenhouse
Barney C - 3 years ago
I Live overlooking the sea. Even the rear of the property is very windy. So far it has stood up to all weathers and we even have our first Tomatoes!! Thank you
High rise cold frame
Workshopbuilder - 4 years ago
I bought this to house seedlings as it has plenty of shelf space to take all the contents of my windowsill seed trays. You couldn't put things in here before the last frosts unless they were hardy. But it is good for hardening things off. Alternatively you could remove several shelves and grow something tall like tomatoes or cucumber. I had intended to place it on a hard base but without being tied down it is too light for even a breezy day without getting blown down. There are no guy ropes to use with the loops attached to the plastic cover. Incidentally these are only at the edges at the back so you have to rely on these to keep it on the ground when the wind blows. It is quite tall so not for anyone who is below average height unless you use steps. Given the height between tiers you can't grow anything really large without sacrificing shelves.
The front door rolls up and can be tied up, but this is a faff and it would be good to have some easier way to keep it open or have a vent to let in air and release heat. Also the zips don't descend the full length of the front by a few inches. I can't see why but the zip has an insert that prevents this.
The tiers have 2 piece wire shelves that are a bit more flimsy than the version in the other B&Q greenhouse and again there is no obvious reason for this. As a result the shelves move more easily and can come off the support as you move pots around.
So far it has stayed on the ground with ties and stakes (not provided) even in high winds. It could do with solid pegs to help with this and a couple of loops on the front edge
Overall useful and good value
Poor quality cover
Not a Happy gardener - 5 years ago
Just put up my greenhouse, very easy to put up. I put my Cover over the frame and was very happy. Then I decided to put in my pots of seedlings then I zipped up the cover which I found a bit tight then to my amazement the zip broke off in my hand. I've had this for 1 day. Not happy and can't be bothered to pack it all up and take it back. I will not be buying this again.
Tartan Angel - 6 years ago
We bought 2 of these as a temporary measure until our greenhouse arrives. The 'pitched' top/roof works brilliantly. No issues with rain water filling top unlike our 2 tomato houses with flat tops which keep filling with water and pulling top frame fixing out. We put a small paving slab in the bottom of each to anchor and we also used plastic tie-wraps to fix the mesh shelves to the frame for added stability. Seedlings are all coming on nicely. Plastic cover is holding out well, zips are fine. We live in The Scottish Highlands so frequently get battered by the wind. Our grow-houses are backed against the side of our garden shed and are well protected but get full sun. Very cosy!