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Grow your own parrots

January 29, 2014 0 comments
parrot plant

A Parrot plant will be the most fascinating display in your greenhouse or conservatory. It will, if grown well be most impressive and flamboyant. Even grown badly it will still be curious and interesting. For this is one of those… Read More

There’s a point to Poinsettias

November 28, 2013 0 comments

More than just a greenhouse specimen this is a seasonal decoration, the Poinsettia with its striking colour is a lovely plant. But one seldom seen other than during the run up to Christmas. Few house plants are easier to keep… Read More

Peyote – Magic cactus

October 24, 2013 0 comments

You need a frost free greenhouse, warm conservatory or very sunny window sill for this gem, which is a guaranteed conversation piece. In fact this is not so much a gem as a god, for it is a venerated plant… Read More


October 8, 2013 0 comments

You might try and grow Acidanthera without a greenhouse, but only when growing in one will they come into their full glory. These are very tall, rather elegant plants when in grown in tubs under cover. Outdoors however, they become… Read More


August 23, 2013 0 comments

You don’t need a greenhouse to grow Dahlias but having one is an immense help especially until the frosts are over. There are Dahlias in almost every colour save blue with an almost extravagant series of sizes and sorts such… Read More

Arum lilies

July 31, 2013 0 comments

You could use your greenhouse to force pots of our native Arum maculatum lilies, the wild Lords & ladies or Cuckoo-pints. These are known for their clumps of glossy hosta like leaves and distinctive early spring flowers; each with a… Read More

Lily of the valley, Convallaria

July 1, 2013 0 comments

Not often considered a greenhouse plant, more one for the dappled shade garden or semi-wild rockery. Yet since Victorian times Lily of the valley has been grown in tubs under cover, both for it’s beauty in foliage, flower and perfume… Read More


June 5, 2013 0 comments

Most Lilies don’t need to be in a greenhouse as they’re perfectly hardy. Of course amongst such a huge family there are tender sorts but generally those most commonly grown are happy outdoors all year round. However there’s one very… Read More

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