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Talkback: How to protect plants in winter

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 19:34
I followed other gardeners advice and insulated my greenhouse with bubble rap it was easy as I have a Cedar Framed GH so using drawing pins to hold in place was quite easy to do.

Greenhouse Condensation

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 06:25

A couple off days ago I took the bull by the horn and removed all plants and cuttings from the GH and insulated the inside with bubble wrap. This gave me the opportunity to check each plant before returning them. It might be my imagination but it feels quite cosy inside now. The condensation has reduced and on sunny days I now leave the door open. No more cold drips on me or the plants. Thanks to all for advice.

Greenhouse Condensation

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 17:45

Hi All

I'am currently using my iPad to upload photos is this the problem.

I've got a good sequence of pictures installing my dwarf wall Greenhouse which I wouldlove to share with everyone. Plus easy, strong, durable shelvinconstructed from CLS timber.

Also I have put guttering all round the Greenhouse with a down pipe connected to an unwanted wheely bin behind the GH  place on top of 4 layers of bricks, left over from the dwaf wall, behind the GH so not seen. I've placed a scouring pad down the outflow pipe to collect fallen leaves, which is working perfectly.

I've always thought rain water is best for plants and seedlings but I read in one off my Gardening Books this is not so. Can anyone explain.

 

Greenhouse Condensation

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 06:24

I have tried to upload photos of my greenhouse to illustrate some of my problems but can't seem to add the relevant pictures when trying to insert from the photo icon.

Greenhouse Condensation

Posted: 22/11/2013 at 17:58

KEF

Iam going to give it try keeping the door open on dry days. I hope I don't lose any plants to the cold weather. By the way some insects or catopillers are eating some of my Pelegonium cuttings leaves but can never find the blighters, they must only come out at night.

Greenhouse Condensation

Posted: 22/11/2013 at 07:24

My Cedar framed Greenhouse is now stuffed full of cuttings and overwintering plants and Iam concerned about the tremendous amount of condensation inside. Any advice or tips on how to reduce this would be welcome.

Talkback: Helping garden birds through winter

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 16:35
Hi Kate I was watching a female Black Bird this week standing on the edge of my bird bath for several minutes, thinking about taking the plunge, the water must have been near to freezing, eventually hoped onto the submerged rocks and dipped her head first I guess to get a feel of the temperature then went for it complete submersed. A delight to watch.

Talkback: Flowers that endure in autumn

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 16:11
I still have a number of pelargoinums flowering in pots and bordes, my best and oldest plants have been put in the Greenhouse. Other plants still flowering are tall verbina and tobacco plants.

My 1.2 m tall verigated pelargoinum, which I have kept for at lest five years, has produced creamy white stems and leaves which looks quite strange. I've tried to upload a picture but not have much luck.

The greenhouse is now full of overwintering plants plus loads and loads of cuttings, I just love making new plants from cuttings, but now I have run out of space.

Geraniums

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 17:17

I've kept several hanging baskets with  Fushias and Pelegoniums for several years in my greenhouse over winter. This year the the flowers produced was the best ever. The Pelegoniums continue to flower all winter but with smaller flower heads. My favorite basket is now over 5 years old and still going strong.

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Greenhouse Condensation

Cedar Framed Greenhouse 
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