Posted: 18/06/2013 at 19:03
Lilylouise, this is a magnificent display of veg. and flowering plants and I admire your design and choice of plants.
I only use my GH in summer for Tomato plants and cuttings taken in August/September. All the flowering plants are in the outside beds., eg. Antirrhinums (I am sure that this is the correct spelling), Cosmos, Penstemum, Pelargoniums, etc. The Cosmos are sown in March with other bedding plants under heat.
The centre path in my 6x6 foot GH is a wooden walkway and the Tomato pots (18 inch) stand on shredded bark on both sides. It is always very interesting to see what different people do in their GH`s in trying to achieve much the same thing.
Years ago, my GH was 18x10 in which I grew Tropical plants but that was an era when heating oil did not cost a fortune. Under the same conditions (heating minimum 60 degrees from September to May) the plants which we later have seen in the West Indies were grown in their magnificent beauty.