Blog Profiles

Lilies

June 5, 2013 0 comments
Lilies

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

Crinums

May 1, 2013 0 comments
crinums

Every greenhouse should have at least one from this small genus of glorious plants whose blooms so closely rival lilies. For Crinums are robust, reliable and truly sumptuous display plants in either the greenhouse or plant conservatory. They are also… Read More

Japanese Roses

March 27, 2013 0 comments

These are amongst the most elegant of all greenhouse flowers. Almost perfectly designed for cutting Japanese roses will keep fresh at least a fortnight even three weeks. Indeed if these were just that bit easier to start off we all… Read More

Aloe Vera

February 26, 2013 1 comment

Now here’s a greenhouse plant that takes almost no effort whatsoever. Or rather here are a great number of species as this is a big family and the curious collector can amass a large and interesting selection. Mostly from southern… Read More

Colour in the greenhouse

January 31, 2013 0 comments

For sheer colour in the greenhouse there is little to compare with Coleus or Painted Nettles as they are so accurately described. Indeed these not only closely resemble Dead Nettles but are in fact closely related to them. Now many… Read More

Growing Cucumbers

December 18, 2012 0 comments

You can grow cucumbers without a greenhouse but these are poor things by comparison with varieties grown under cover. Outdoor or ridge cucumbers are spiny and stumpy whilst indoor ones are smooth skinned, long and gently curved. Both originated long… Read More

Cherries and Apricots

December 4, 2012 0 comments

Both these are hardy fruits and so do not need a greenhouse, however having one gives much earlier and much more reliable crops. Just the protection from frosts, rain and birds is immensely valuable, the earliness is a huge bonus.… Read More

Tomatoes

November 1, 2012 0 comments

Tomatoes are the greenhouse crop most often grown. True in sheltered gardens a few varieties crop outside most summers. But under cover you have more sorts for more of the year with much tastier varieties. And what variety, tomatoes come… Read More

Strawberries, Raspberries and Gooseberries

October 4, 2012 0 comments

You need only an unheated greenhouse to enjoy these delicious health giving fruits weeks even months earlier than the outdoor crops. This is when they are most appreciated, and most expensive in the shops. Just bringing these under cover is… Read More

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