The large greenhouse is an old yard diamond – see photos!

Home Stove Garden / Greenhouse in Old House

The large greenhouse is a handsome sight on the top of a hillside plot, next to an old manor house. The greenhouse is English-style, with a white-painted frame and a handsome stone foot, and built in the spirit of old conservatories.

The spectacular stone foot of the greenhouse is revealed as a country cellar. When the roof of the old basement collapsed in, the place had just the right potential to make a dream come true.

The structure of the basement was strengthened to withstand a sturdy greenhouse. The custom-made greenhouse has a whopping 36 square meters in size.

Also read: Greenhouse washing ensures a clean start to growth: try heating for bug problems

The large greenhouse is made in English style.  It fits beautifully as a pair in an old house.  There is space for nature in the yard.  Juha leaves uncut areas in the grass area as meadows.

The large greenhouse is made in English style. It fits beautifully as a pair in an old house. There is space for nature in the yard. Juha leaves uncut areas in the grass area as meadows.

“We decided that once it’s done, it’s done decently. I wanted the greenhouse to be finished. There is a small chamfer made by hand on the edge of each board. Small details mean a surprising amount in such an environment, ”says the greenhouse owner. Juha Punta.

“The greenhouse was our dream. Architect Lasse Minkkinen designed an environment suitable for the environment according to our wishes. We wanted a gabled solution for the old milieu, ”says Juha and his wife Paula Rauman nods next to.

The cucumber enjoys being in the scattered light of the greenhouse.  A sunnier area has been chosen for growing tomatoes.

The cucumber enjoys being in the scattered light of the greenhouse. A sunnier area has been chosen for growing tomatoes.

The large greenhouse brings forward and prolongs the garden season. For cultivation, masonry planting ponds circulate the plinth, leaving a fair area in the middle for living and working. Tomatoes, cucumbers and vines grow in planting boxes and ampoule strawberries in ampoules.

Also read: Greenhouse for the backyard: What, what size and other accessories – these things you want to know before buying a greenhouse

“If the rainy weather messes up our outdoors, we might come to the greenhouse to do some work. We have even grilled here with an electric grill. It is wonderful to sit under the glass roof and watch the starry sky or listen to the rain, ”Paula continues.

On the wall of the large greenhouse there is a place for Paula's flower bed, from where you can also cut flowers into a vase.

On the wall of the large greenhouse there is a place for Paula’s flower bed, from where you can also cut flowers into a vase.

Art also in the garden

At the entrance to the house, by the water, it attracts attention Crying rose -sculpture. The sculpture is a sculptor Rafael Saifulinin skillful bronze sculpture. Saifulin, who lives in the same village, suggested to Juha a sculpture and a fountain in connection with it, from which Juha got excited.

“Art belongs in homes, so why not enliven the outdoors,” Juha says.

The Weeping Rose bronze sculpture is the handwriting of sculptor Rafael Saifulin.

The Weeping Rose bronze sculpture is the handwriting of sculptor Rafael Saifulin.

A rose bench had to be planted around the sculpture, of course, at the request of the artist. The weeping rose is not the only sculpture in the yard, but there is a place for art elsewhere as well. Some of the sculptures provide eye-pleasure, but some are intended for use, such as the sturdy metal furniture of a stone patio. Each chair and table is a unique sculpture and is decorated Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet figures and various decorations. The furniture is for Rafael Saifulin’s son, Kamil Saifulinin made by.

“I bought a bench first, but I couldn’t put ordinary garden furniture next to the sculptural bench. I eventually also ordered a table and chairs, ”he continues.

Also read: Growing peppers is possible on the balcony, in the greenhouse or in the garden – read the instructions and succeed!

Large greenhouse and plant choices to suit the old milieu

Handsome horse chestnuts, birches, islands, oaks and maples rise to heights around the house and greenhouse. The lilacs have scattered several meters in height. As the lilacs bloom, the yard fills with a heady scent. The flower bloom of traditional perennials blooms the park-like garden. The old buildings tell their own history.

  In front of the house there is a living group surrounded by flowers and art.

In front of the house there is a living group surrounded by flowers and art.

“This place has been inhabited since the 16th century. The frame of the current house dates from 1841. The granary dates from 1836. In the 1970s, the farm was also used for restaurants and tourism. When the house went on sale during the recession in the early 1990s, of course I had to make an offer for this, and the offer I made won the race, ”says Juha.

When Juha got a place for himself, there were some plantings and young aspen in the yard. A couple of years later, Juha met Paula, and the garden has awakened to flourish in the couple’s care. Gradually, they have created the courtyard of their choice, respecting the old milieu. Old plantations, large trees and buildings have been allowed to be in their original locations. Extensive lawns create a park-like atmosphere.

Also read: The mini-greenhouse can fit on the balcony or terrace – see 7 charming options!

The meadow contributes to the mowing of the lawn and fits beautifully into the yard of the farmhouse.  It is advisable to cut the hay before they seed.  Otherwise, they will easily take over the area from the slimmer meadow flowers.

The meadow contributes to the mowing of the lawn and fits beautifully into the yard of the farmhouse. It is advisable to cut the hay before they seed. Otherwise, they will easily take over the area from the slimmer meadow flowers.

Meadow as a flower bed

Delicate meadow flowers bloom on a south-facing, low-nutrient slope. In the dry summer, the meadow may dry out, but the wild plants can withstand the drought. Daisies, ketone carnations, meadows and clover bloom in the field. A calmed white leaf belonging to the palms has also found its way to wetter areas.

“I tried to make another meadow next to it, but nature acted as a landscape designer and the meadow was born as if on its own.”

Shade lilies spread by themselves, and tall flower stalks rise from here to here in the garden.

Shade lilies spread by themselves, and tall flower stalks rise from here to here in the garden.

It doesn’t always go as you think, but nature takes care of it. Hay appears easily on the meadow, and the hay should be mowed before they have time to seed.

Juha mows the area a couple of times a year. Mowing also keeps the clover in the handlebars. Clover binds nitrogen to the soil, which would fertilize the meadow too much and change the plant conditions of the dry meadow. The change would also lead to a change in vegetation.

The meadow provides living conditions and food for microorganisms such as butterflies and bumblebees. Juha and Paula have stated that the meadow is easier to care for than a large lawn. The lawn area has decreased in recent years, and in many places Juha fails to mow the grass clover growing on the lawn. The clover flowers are beautiful and the bumblebees praise the clover flower meadow.

“It is important to make sure that there is a place for nature in the garden. We have put more than thirty birdhouses here. ”

Also read: The meadow brings flower splendor to your own backyard – with these instructions you can set up a flower meadow anywhere

  The art also fits into the old milieu, even on the edge of a flower meadow.

The art also fits into the old milieu, even on the edge of a flower meadow.

The story has been published in Kotiliedle 8/21.


Source: Puutarha – Kotiliesi.fi by kotiliesi.fi.

*The article has been translated based on the content of Puutarha – Kotiliesi.fi by kotiliesi.fi. If there is any problem regarding the content, copyright, please leave a report below the article. We will try to process as quickly as possible to protect the rights of the author. Thank you very much!

*We just want readers to access information more quickly and easily with other multilingual content, instead of information only available in a certain language.

*We always respect the copyright of the content of the author and always include the original link of the source article.If the author disagrees, just leave the report below the article, the article will be edited or deleted at the request of the author. Thanks very much! Best regards!