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Greenhouse job checklist

29 - 5 October 2014

It's time to...

  • Bring aeoniums and other tender succulents under cover for winter
  • Empty begonia tubers from pots, clean off the compost and store somewhere dark and dry
  • Water plants more sparingly now conditions are getting cooler
  • Wash off all shade paint and remove blinds and shade netting
  • Sow sweet peas for early flowers next summer
  • Clear out old crops in pots and growing bags, adding them to the compost heap
  • Bring pots of late-flowering chrysanthemums under cover
  • Line the inside of your greenhouse with bubble polythene
  • Check heaters are working efficiently
  • Water potted azaleas with rainwater, keeping the compost constantly moist

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