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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.
The fungus that causes this problem spreads rapidly in the warm, humid conditions of a greenhouse. It usually becomes apparent on the lowest tomato leaves from early or midsummer, which develop yellow blotches on the upper leaf surface. The leaves
These tiny, sap-sucking pests may be only 0.5mm long but they can wreak havoc in a greenhouse or on houseplants indoors. For most of the year they are a pale green colour with two dark spots on their back; it's only in autumn and winter
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
labour.Move plants from greenhouse to cold framePut pond pumps and fountains back into poolsLay turf or sow new lawns from seedAround the gardenFill gaps in flower beds with primulas and polyanthusPrune forsythia and flowering currantsLeave daffodil
Fit automatic openers to greenhouse ventsPlant tomatoes in growing bags or large potsBring pots of strawberries into the greenhouseGreenhouse20 minutes for each plantLearn how to style your topiary
Strawberry plants will be in growth to flower and fruit four to six weeks ahead of outdoor plants if potted up now and brought into a cool greenhouse or conservatory. Keep them well lit, ventilated and watered to prevent the plants becoming leggy
for early sowingsCarry on sowing seeds in pots or trays in the greenhouse, ready to transplant later, including Brussels sprouts, spring cabbage and onions
I'm the proud owner of two whopping great carnivorous plants. One was a present to my son from his granddad, the other is a rescue plant (much like our rescue cat!).Right now my greenhouse is looking decidedly miserable. My pepper and tomato plants