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Hyacinths for Winter Flowers – Part 24

When you have a greenhouse you can use this protected environment to manipulate many spring flowering bulbs into early and later growth, simply by staggering the planting time and bringing the pots of planted bulbs in from the cold or taking them back out to flower. Visit the garden centre now where you will find […]

Getting Started With Potatoes – Part 16

When you’ve got a greenhouse you’ve got everything you need to be productive in terms of homegrown fruit and vegetables. Whether you are starting out, or an experienced gardener, growing potatoes is one of the easiest and most rewarding crops you can grow. With a greenhouse you can get your potatoes off to the best […]

Slippery Paths – Getting Rid of Algae – Part 15

We’ve had so much rain in the last few weeks that the greenhouse has been a haven from the elements. The gutters on my greenhouse were filled with needles from next door’s ancient cedar of Lebanon and when it rained they overflowed violently. It didn’t take long to clear them out and free up the […]