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Acidanthera

October 8, 2013 0 comments
acidanthera_cup

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

Dahlias

August 23, 2013 0 comments
Dahlias

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
Arum-lilies

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
Lily-of-the-Valley

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

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

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