I’ve got the bottle to succeed as a greenhouse builder

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IF ever I consider a change of career, I may just have found my vocation - an eco-greenhouse builder.

Okay there may not be much of a demand for such a position at the moment, but once people spy the magnificent structure currently being erected at my son’s nursery I’m sure all that will change.

01/09/12. John Devlin. DENNY. 34 Winchester Ave, FK6 6QG. Kool Kidz Nursery. Eco day and open day. Keep Scotland beautiful litter pick and building an Eco Friendly plastic bottle greenhouse.

01/09/12. John Devlin. DENNY. 34 Winchester Ave, FK6 6QG. Kool Kidz Nursery. Eco day and open day. Keep Scotland beautiful litter pick and building an Eco Friendly plastic bottle greenhouse.

Admittedly there’s not a lot of skill involved - especially when someone more adept with a hammer and saw than myself has already constructed the frame - but a morning spent turning a pile of garden canes and plastic bottles into something resembling a greenhouse gave me a certain amount of satisfaction.

Now the attention of the staff at Kool Kidz in Denny is turning to what to grow - and I’d like to make a plea.

Yes to tomatoes, but definite no to courgettes.

I’ve never been a fan of the slimey, green cucumber impostors but I was put off for life at a family picnic when my sister-in-law tried to serve some in a cake.

I kid you not - a courgette cake.

‘‘You don’t even taste them,’’ she sought to reassure me. Really, then why add the little blighters in the first place?

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