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Insulate your greenhouse by lining the inside with bubble polytheneBring tender plants under coverSow sweet peas in deep pots and overwinter in the greenhouse or a cold frameCheck greenhouse heaters are working efficientlySpread out harvested onions
The process of acclimatising plants to lower temperatures, usually following their raising under cover, such as in a greenhouse, prior to planting out in open ground.
One of a number of species belonging to the order Collembola. These insect-like creatures feed on living or decaying vegetation, and can be a nuisance in greenhouses. They can be controlled using insecticide.
Insulate a greenhouse with bubble polytheneAs the cold weather draws in, you need to think about how you are going to protect your plants through the winter. If you have a greenhouse but don't want to install a costly heating system, lining
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I splashed out and bought myself a greenhouse, in fact the greenhouse of my dreams a few years ago. A lovely red cedar affair with a brick base and even a brick path and cold-frames off to one side. It was a total luxury and I love it. It has
and grow bags with tepid water, if possible. Try leaving a few full cans of water in the greenhouse to warm upSend off for biological pest controls for whitefly and red spider mitePropagate lilies from bulb scales, digging bulbs from the garden to remove a
Prick out petunia seedlings once they've developed two true leavesSow French and runner beans in pots Put up greenhouse shade netting if the sun is out and conditions are hotPlant up hanging baskets and patio pots with summer beddingBuy young plants
Top up fuel tank of paraffin heater every eveningBring potted hyacinths and bulbs under cover to bloomMake a sowing plan for raising greenhouse crops and bedding plants, and order seeds Bring potted peaches under cover to prevent an attack of leaf
Plant winter salads in guttering or growing bagsCheck heaters are working efficientlyClean staging and wash capillary matting to use next summerLine greenhouses with bubble polythene for insulationBring pots of tender bulbs, like agapanthus