Register with us or sign in
strongly rooted plants that will survive the winterFeed crops in growing bags and pots every weekWatch out for vine weevil beetles and larvae, and treat compost with a suitable product such as Provado Vine Weevil Killer 2
Train cucumbers and prune back sideshootsPick off flowers on coleus to maintain their colourful leavesWater tomatoes regularly to prevent fruits from splittingTake cuttings from fuchsias, coleus, pelargoniums, marguerites and other tender perennialsHang up yellow sticky traps to ...
Place poinsettias in the total dark for 14 hours a day to encourage colourful bracts to form, moving into full light for the rest of the dayWater indoor cyclamen after their summer rest to encourage new growthPlant lachenalia and veltheimia bulbsPick off the lower
Feed tomatoes in growing bags and pots with a liquid high-potash fertiliser Plant nerines, lachenalia and veltheimia bulbs in potsTake leaf cuttings from begonias, Cape primroses and African violetsSow winter lettuces in potsPot up clumps of chives to use in winter. Cut down the ...
Take cuttings from tender perennials and bedding plants, such as verbenaSow a few pots of hardy annuals to provide early spring blooms Shade delicate plants to avoid sun scorch on hot daysDeal with vine weevil by watering pots with a solution of biological control nematodesDamp d...
A wall-mounted mini-greenhouse will protect seedlings and cuttings from cold weather without taking up too much space. You can make your own mini-greenhouse, using an old wooden wine box and an acrylic sheet. Wooden wine box1 sheet of acrylic
Tomatoes - I can't get enough of them. I grow most of my tomatoes in the greenhouse, as growing them outside increases the risk of them getting tomato blight. Sadly, tomato blight thrives in the warm, wet summers we've had recently.So far this year
. I think they feared being dragged prematurely into middle age. After complex labour negotiations we compromised with playing Steve Wright in the Afternoon on Radio 1.Radios are equally essential for potting shed and greenhouse jobs; pricking out
This has been the best year for tomatoes in recent memory. I crammed 14 tomato plants into my greenhouse border, ignoring the advice of several knowledgeable friends to plant a maximum of eight!We've been feasting on tomatoes for weeks, regularly
I love the snow we're having this week, but it does rather put paid to gardening. Harsh weather has made me all the more thankful for my lovely greenhouse - the only thing that's tempting me to the bottom of the garden at the moment. After I took