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Heating a greenhouse

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 18:48

Having been caught out again by the recent cold spell so I decided to invest in a small paraffin heater for my greenhouse

After several false starts with the height of the wick and smoke I now appear to have sorted it.

The one thing I'm not sure about is the effect of the paraffin on seedlings and plants.

There is a faint odour of paraffin in the greenhouse even though there is ventilation as advised in the instructions, when I open the door and obviously if the wick smokes at all it can leave a faint black sooty covering on everything. Are either of these really harmful.

On the plus side my seedlings are now taking off




tulips not flowering..

Posted: 12/04/2012 at 19:19

I live in Yorkshire and we planted new red and white tulip bulbs along with blue muscari in all our village tubs, planters and hayracks. The tulips have been very hit and miss this year with differing results. Some have come up only for the bud not to develop proparly others have not come up at all. So we now have some red white and blue tubs with white and blue or red and blue in others. All very strange. We use new compost and bulbs each year and spring 2011 planting was brilliant despite the bad winter and we had nearly a 100% success with the tulips we choose.

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