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Greenhouse job checklist

8 - 14 September 2014

It's time to...

  • Line greenhouses with bubble polythene for insulation against falling night temperatures
  • Clean staging and capillary matting to use next year
  • Bring pots of tender agapanthus and eucomis under cover
  • Check all plants for signs of pests and treat immediately
  • Sow sweet peas in pots for early flowers next summer
  • Take cuttings of succulents such as sedums
  • Move potted peaches and nectarines under cover
  • Bring pots of late-flowering chrysanthemums into the greenhouse
  • Stop watering pots of achimenes, gloxinia and tuberous begonias to let them die down
  • Plant dwarf bulbs in pots including iris, crocus, chionodoxa and scilla

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