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Greenhouse job checklist

9 - 15 November 2015

It's time to...

  • Keep pelargoniums looking good into winter by picking over spent flower heads and tatty leaves
  • Clean glazing to let in the maximum amount of light
  • Wash pots and trays
  • Clear fallen leaves from gutters
  • Plant lilies in pots
  • Clear old plants from the greenhouse border and dig in fresh compost
  • Plant dwarf irises, hyacinths and crocuses in pots
  • Remove faded leaves and flowers from plants to prevent grey mould spreading
  • Ventilate greenhouses on warm days but close vents at night
  • Cover poinsettias to give them at least 14 hours of total darkness each night

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