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How to heat a Greenhouse...

Posted: 05/12/2013 at 13:41

An electric heater with a thermostat will only come on when it reaches the set temperature. The warmest part of the day in winter tends to be during the day so it may not come on at all during the day. I would not worry about those being left on.

My GH has no electricity so I use paraffin heaters and if it is forecast to be low temps all day I just leave it on - fuel lasts for 5 days if needs be.

parkers

Posted: 05/12/2013 at 13:38

"he told me it had his address on the box so he opened it and the invoice inside had my address on."

The label will be on the box, so check if the correct address is on it.

Heating for sheds?

Posted: 02/12/2013 at 12:28

Unless you have electricity then I would also go for Paraffin heaters: they do keep a GH or shed frost free - not warm.

......the good guys

Posted: 02/12/2013 at 12:18

How can I forget Duchy of Cornwall Nursery? - I ordered on Sunday afternoon and the plants where in my garden by Tuesday morning. Very well packed and healthy large plants.

......the good guys

Posted: 02/12/2013 at 09:35

Coblands is great. I have 2 massive Cordylines from them this year and I have been admiring them from the window since I moved them on the patio. All my plants from them have thrived.

hawian palm tree

Posted: 30/11/2013 at 18:12

So it is a succulent and not a palm (Brighamia Insignis). I would treat as a cacti and barely water all winter and keep at a south facing window.

hawian palm tree

Posted: 30/11/2013 at 11:15

Do you know what type of palm it is - or post a pic?

What can be killing off my plants?

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 15:20

I am thinking poor drainage as the only thing that Monkey Puzzle, Conifers, Rosemary and Cosmos have in common is water logged roots.

I have not seen Vine weevil grubs attack any of those plants as they do not have the roots that they prefer - thick and soft like Begonia has.

Tree dahlia - dahlia imperilis

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 09:22

Thanks punkdoc.

The foliage is impressive by itself but would be nice to get some flowers and seed. From looking on google tree dahlis has flowered in London and the SE and in Cumbria, though rarely.

Greenhouse Condensation

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 09:19

Humidity levels have been average high 90%+, average low 80% during November. God for summer plants but not good for greenhouses in winter. If you heat the GH that would make the temp inside the GH warmer and reduce condensation.

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