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When to remove greenhouse insulation?

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 22:08

Oneofseven - that is a BRILLIANT idea ......... thank you

When to remove greenhouse insulation?

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 18:25

Thanks guys - The attaching leaves a LOT to be desired.... It is more draped than attached so I am anxious to remove it. I bought a 'kit' from the garden centre which was a roll of bubblewrap the width of the panes and some plastic fixers which prodded into the grooves of the frame.

HOWEVER... a lot of the frame - eg corners where the roof joins the end 'walls' doesn't HAVE grooves - so I have masking tape (not sticky enough) sandwich ties and various other eyesores cluttering up my beautiful new greenhouse  and I want to take it down

When to remove greenhouse insulation?

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 17:47

Last year we got a proper glass greenhouse. In October I attached bubblewrap in various amateur ways to every square inch of the inside of my greenhouse.

Now I am worried that if I take it off too early all my frost protecting will have been in vain - as the geraniums, jasmine, alstromera and yucca will suffer a chill.

BUT if I leave it too long they will fry.

There is an automatic vent (which I dislodged with my over zealous bubblewrapping, but managed to fix again), and it is opening a bit when the sun shines.

SO..... when to unwrap?

Is bistort meant to go brown?

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 17:00

Thanks Kate 7 not too sure what you would call the soil they are in :-/

Is bistort meant to go brown?

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 18:17

Good idea.. not sure there is more than one root as it wasn't very big when it went in... will investigate tomorrow. Thanks again for all the help

Is bistort meant to go brown?

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 17:38

Hmmmmm... I wonder if I should rehome it under the tree then... but the poor thing will have only just settled after being planted - oh decisions decisions

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Is bistort meant to go brown?

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 13:18

Oh THANK YOU

Is bistort meant to go brown?

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 12:46

Last summer I bought a bistort plant from an 'open garden' event nearby, planted it in a sunny border and it grew bigger and spread - just the way I had hoped. Now all its leaves are brown. I have tried looking on various sites and in my trusty garden books but can't find out if they are meant to do this in winter. HELP!!!

Anemone de Caen

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 19:25

Thank you so much for getting back to me quickly. I am not good at waiting for things so didn't like the idea of leaving the anemones til next year. I have got a new greenhouse this year, the old plastic holey one was not frostproof but this one should be. Once I have soaked my corms and potted them up I will put the pots in there and await results with anticipation.

Anemone de Caen

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 18:45

I live in the Scottish Borders very close to the North Sea. We had no frost at all last year and last year's annuals in pots are still with me. I bought the Gardeners World special free bulb offer and it has just arrived. I came to look on here for when to plant my Anemone de Caen corms, but I am not sure I have an answer. It will be a sheltered site which gets a lot of sun, I plan to put my dutch iris and Muscari armiacum in there too, and put the chionodoxa in a border for company where I found one feeble example cowering last year. So big question.. CAN I PLANT THEM ALL NOW? or is there special times for each?

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When to remove greenhouse insulation?

Next to North Sea in Scottish Borders - when to unwrap? 
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Last Post: 02/04/2015 at 22:08

Is bistort meant to go brown?

My bistort's leaves are all brown 
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Last Post: 24/02/2015 at 17:00

Nasty grey heap of stuff

I have found several small heaps of grey stuff like ash in the garden 
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Last Post: 27/06/2014 at 19:27

Any experience of Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens'

help required 
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