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Take 10 minutes first thing in the morning, during the height of summer, to pour water onto the floor of the greenhouse. This simple task creates enough moisture throughout the day to prevent your plants from suffering heat stress.Watering can full
Insulate your greenhouse with a layer of bubble wrap and give your plants a helping hand through winter. Your greenhouse will have fewer draughts and will also benefit from lower bills if you use a heater during the very cold months.Measuring tapeBubble wrapScissorsNails, drawing...
Encourage your children's interest in gardening, by learning to grow peanut plants with Rachel de Thame's video advice.springMore plants to grow in a greenhouseTomatoesCactiOrchidsEarly strawberries
roots from its base, while new shoots will emerge through the tip and sides.Dracaena house plantSecateursJar of waterPlant potsMulti-purpose compostall year roundan hourChop up the stem into sections 20-30cm long. Note which end is the base and which
and summer bedding plants can also be propagated by this method.Plectranthus house plantScissorsJar of waterPlant potsMulti-purpose compostall year roundan hourChoose healthy shoots of new growth and cut lengths of roughly 10-20cm. Cut below a leaf joint
house plantsLooking after orchids, with a video guide from Sarah RavenGrowing orchidsGrowing cactiInstalling an automatic watering systemBrowse a selection of general houseplantsView a variety of cactus plants
exciting varieties to grow on yourself.Potted orchidSpecialist orchid compostOrchid fertiliserall year round20 minutesStand the young orchid plants in trays in the greenhouse, well out of any direct sunlight. If the compost looks very dry, water the plants
with holes in the base that is larger than the one in which the plant is growing, or one that is large enough to accommodate the roots.Existing plantNew pot or containerCompostWatering can or hosepipeFebruary - June20 minutesThoroughly soak the roots
good sharp knife. Plastic potsSeed/cuttings compostKnifePlantScissorsJune - July20 minutes to take the cuttingsSelect a young, healthy looking, medium-sized leaf. Remove it from the main crown of the plant using scissors or a sharp knife.Use a clean
Soft-bodied, 4mm-long mealybugs are often found on greenhouse plants and house plants such as cacti and succulents, feeding on their sap. They are covered by a white, waxy secretion, and congregate in leaf axils and other inaccessible parts of plants. They debilitate the plants a...