violon340


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New to having a greenhouse

Posted: 24/06/2016 at 17:45

Hi and thanks for the reply. The greenhouse is (in old money - sorry) 6ft 6in tall at the centre, 8ft long and 6ft wide. It's a traditional greenhouse shape so it's not so high at the sides. I'll have a look at vines - although I do remember Monty Dons' being eaten (by wasps)? when he left the window open.


Thanks. Martin.

New to having a greenhouse

Posted: 24/06/2016 at 17:13

Hi everybody.


I have just got my first greenhouse ( my elderly neighbour didn't want it anymore) and my tomatoes are loving it. However what I'd really love to grow is soft fruit, particularly Nectarines in a large pot. Any advice would be appreciated. Do I have to buy a self-fertile one? Will it survive overwinter in the greenhouse? Are there particular types that are more suitable?


As I say, any advice would be appreciated.


Many thanks all.

Unknown plant help

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 10:31

Unfortunately half my garden is in shade from about midday onwards thanks to my neighbour's massive sycamore tree. So perhaps I'll leave things as they are and find a sunny spot for the rose. Thanks for all the advice guys.

Unknown plant help

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 13:18

Thanks ever so much Mo and Dove. Stinking Iris eh? What a charmer. It doesn't seem to do much apart from sit there, and as I've been given a rose (scarlet queen Elizabeth) as a present I may replace it with that. At least that should smell better.

Unknown plant help

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 12:46


 Hi everybody. Could anybody help in identifying this grass-like plant from the photo. Sorry it's sideways (not sure what to do about that). The tea mug is there just for a size comparison. Many thanks in advance.

Advice please

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 08:55

Thanks everybody. I'll certainly try the strawberries in the growbags. 

Advice please

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 10:50

Thanks for that Fidgitbones. I presume I should plant them in the Spring.

Advice please

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 10:46

Hi everybody. I've just inherited my first greenhouse from the lady next door. It's 8ft by 5ft and is sitting on the patio so all planting must be done in pots. I really would like to grow some fruit, but I'm not sure what's possible in an unheated greenhouse. Any advice regarding what fruit, when to plant etc would be most appreciated. 

Thanks to all in advance.

Large Bergenia

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 07:33

Many thanks for the advice everybody. I'd better get on with it then. If only it would stop raining.

Large Bergenia

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 12:10

Hi Everybody.  I have inherited a large (about 6ft x 4ft) Bergenia, and although the leaves look healthy and fat, it didn't flower much in the Spring. A friend suggested that I divide it. My question is; Should I do it now, and if yes, how do I do it? The plant is in a very shady area and the soil is very heavy clay.

Many thanks.

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Unknown plant help

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Large Bergenia

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