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Greenhouse Hygiene: Pests and Disease

HYGIENE, PESTS AND DISEASES A high standard of hygiene is essential to successful greenhouse horticulture. The congenial environment you provide for your plants is also one in which pests and diseases thrive and quickly multiply, spreading from plant to plant. … Continue reading

03. September 2013 by admin
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Greenhouse Propagation

So that you can make the most of your greenhouse, it is a good idea to become familiar with the techniques used to propagate plants. Once you are proficient in using these you can increase your stock, decrease your expenditure … Continue reading

03. September 2013 by admin
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Guide to Growing Tomatoes in the Greenhouse

The tomato is the most popular of all home greenhouse crops. Some people fit in a few pots here and there, others give it a large part of the greenhouse. Although the tomato is easy to grow, it can be … Continue reading

03. September 2013 by admin
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Growing Fruit and Vegetables in the Greenhouse

Growing food crops in the greenhouse can be very worthwhile financially. There are also other important benefits. You can be sure of a fresh supply that has excellent flavour and texture, is high in vitamins and conveniently at hand at … Continue reading

30. August 2013 by admin
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Flowering Plants for the Greenhouse

EASILY GROWN FOLIAGE PLANTS ARAUCARIA HETEROPHYLLA The Norfolk Island pine makes a splendid plant for a cool conservatory and can be kept in a 250mm (10in) pot for a long time. It has a form rather like a Christmas tree. … Continue reading

28. August 2013 by admin
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Flowering and Foliage Conservatory Plants

It is vital to choose plants that are suitable for growing in the temperature and light conditions of your greenhouse or conservatory. If you do not mix plants with very different requirements, for example, succulents, which need plenty of light, … Continue reading

26. August 2013 by admin
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Plants for Greenhouses and Conservatories

GREENHOUSES AND CONSERVATORIES The word ‘greenhouse’ describes a building used for a wide variety of horticultural purposes, including propagation, raising bedding plants, producing food crops, protecting tender plants over winter, and cultivating ornamentals. The word ‘conservatory’ on the other hand … Continue reading

23. August 2013 by admin
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Guide to Winter Garden Jobs

Winter dormancy allows us to move plants that cannot be disturbed at other times of the year. We must, however, take care that the soil is not waterlogged or frozen. At these times it is better to leave the garden … Continue reading

21. August 2013 by admin
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Guide to Autumn Garden Jobs

Autumn is a lovely time of the year in the garden. The leaves begin to colour and the fruits to ripen. When the frosts begin to strike and the foliage to die back, one automatically thinks of next year; there … Continue reading

19. August 2013 by admin
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Guide to Summer Gardening

Summer is a time to relax and enjoy the fruits of your labours. The main worries are watering and pest control. It is all too easy to allow plants, particularly if they are in tubs, to dry out in hot … Continue reading

16. August 2013 by admin
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