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Any keen gardeners?

Have just moved house, which comes with an amazing garden, but needs a LOT of work doing, but has great potential. It has a neglected greenhouse, the frame seems sturdy, but majority of glass panels are either missing or broken, Ive heard I can buy a plastic cover instead of re-glazing it, anyone know if there are any local stockists?

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Jackie E
Would also like to know of a fragrant shrub I could plant near the back door, but not one that attracts bees!! (its so close to the patio door I dont want them coming inside in Summer!)
Sally M
For the plastic, try Mr Plastic (I think that's what they are called) onthe industrial estate between Morrison's and Bradford road, for the shrub you could try a. Xmas box which is very fragrant in winter so no bees, anything fragrant when they are around will attract them.
Sally M
Whoops that should be Bramford not Bradford.
Toby P.
The plastic covering are only made for the frames they were meant for Jackie and they only last a couple of three summers. Sorry but you've no option but to replace the glass.
Mark H inactive
hi . i have some spare glass clips and 3 to 4  pieces of glass 600mm square , if any good to you, 
Jackie E
Thankyou,good to know! And thanks Mark, but this wont be a project until summer, and Im probably going to need a dozen or more panels,thankyou all so much, Im a total novice at gardening so may be asking much more advice in future!
Tracey Z
Xmas box is very slow growing, but you could try Winter Honeysuckle which flowers this time of year until spring, or Daphne which flower similar time and have different colours.
Sally M
Thanks for the info about Mr plastic, there is another company called DIY plastics, available online, they can provider perplex and acrylic sheets which can be used. In the same way as glass. It will not last as long as glass tho.
Toby P.
Beware of Daphnes they are not easy to grow with success. Click on to www.rhs.org.uk/daphne for more info.
Jane R
re: plastic....there is a man who takes sheet plastic to Needham carboot  when it starts up again. I bought some for my chicken run roof...it cuts easily and is very thick...at least as thick as glass. It sells for about £1 a sheet and you could get at least a couple of panes done at least from one sheet ...AND it fits in a car. Some of it might have writing on but would still do the job...be child friendly and last forever. (I put some along the side where the fence is at it looks fine)
Mark H inactive
i think the man from needham does other boots sales too,  have you tried stonham  , i think its still going , but not sure ,
Lewis L
My favourite fragrant shrub is Viburnum Burkwoodii.  It's easy to grow.  The white or pale pink flowers appear in the spring and smell fantastic.
Jackie E
Lewis, the viburnam sounds perfect!! Have made a note of it and will try and find one - thank you! And thankyou for all the other comments, much appreciated. Gives me lots of options.
Lewis L
I would expect Viburnum Burkwoodii plants to be available at the Spring Garden Show which is held at the Suffolk Showground from March the 29th to the 1st of April this year, and they could possibly be in flower then.  If you want one before that I should think that Notcutt's or Wyevale would have them.  However, remember that there are three things that you need to be a gardener.  The first is patience, the second is patience and the third is patience.  There are lots of different varieties of Viburnum, but many of them have flowers that don't smell.
Another really lovely fragrant shrub is Lonicera Purpusii.
These two were recommended when I did a gardening course at Otley College.
Holly P
Talking about beautiful fragrant plants in gardens reminds me of privet and its flowers.
Reg S
Try your local double glasing sales they might have old panes you could recycle or old frames tap frames out wards to release glass good pair. Of gloves or gardening and glass cutter
Jane R
altho you will find that window glass is a lot thicker than greenhouse glass.
Toby P.
Other way round I believe Jane R.
Toby P.
People used to advertise greenhouse glass quite often in the STAR. But since the new man took over there it's not so easy to advertise for free  anymore, so you don't find so many Misc. adverts. That's what I've found anyway.
Jackie E
Thankyou everyone, cant wait for better weather to get started on the garden! Managed to get a very out of hand ivy down the other day, which has filled the brown bin, so no more gardening until that is empty!

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