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What are the advantages of having a greenhouse?

Reasons For Buying A Greenhouse: (13) Because I'm Worth It!.

Apologies to Miss Aniston, but don't you agree with the sentiment?

   
What are the advantages of having a greenhouse?

Growing Flowers Out Of Season

Can't wait for the first Rose of Summer? Pot grown roses can be had in bloom a month before the outdoor season starts and that is without artificial heat!

   
What are the advantages of having a greenhouse?

Raising Your Own Bedding Plants

Imagine never having to buy bedding out plants again! Think of the savings and the satisfaction.

   
What are the advantages of having a greenhouse?

Reasons For Buying A Greenhouse: (6) Raising Vegetables Transplants.

All those exotic or well flavoured antique vegetable varieties, that the market does not stock can be started off in your greenhouse.

   
How do I repair a rip in my greehouse plastic?

Repairing Tears In The Plastic

Should your greenhouse or cold frame get a tear in the plastic, don't fret over not having greenhouse tape. The clear plastic packing tape you can buy almost everywhere will work just fine.

   
What are the advantages of having a greenhouse?

Reasons For Buying A Greenhouse: (4.) Planning Summer Display.

If you decide that this year you would like better colour co-ordination of your flower beds, pots and hanging baskets, you can! You are in control.

   
What can I grow in my unheated greenhouse in winter?

Empty Glasshouse Blues.

Don't want to heat your glasshouse over winter, but would like to grow something colorful over the winter/early spring period. Hardy spring bulbs could be the answer you are looking for.
Bulbs grown with the protection of a cold glasshouse will flower a full month earlier and as they are totally unaffected by the elements ,reach a state of perfection rarerly achieved outdoors.Sounds tempting, well ,read on for the technique.
Between September and late November, pot up bulbs batches to provide a continuation of color.
Use any universal seed/potting compost 6"or 7" pots for the larger flowering tulips and daffs, 5"dwarf pots for smaller bulbs.
Place them in a shelteed spot outdoors and cover the pots withh a 6"layer of peat or used potting compost,( This is called a plunge bed).After twelve weeks , carefully scrape back the covering and if the new shoots are 2" long for large bulbs or 1"long for small types, bring in to the glasshouse.
Gently remove any peat stuck to the new shoots by washing off with a watering can and rose.
Cover the pots with newspaper till the shoots turn from yellow to green and water when necessary.your glasshouse will be full of perfect blooms during February and March.
Types of bulbs to use:
Narcissus, Tulips,crocus, Iris reticulata ,Hyacinths, Scillas, Puschkinias, Chionodoxias, Muscari and Fritilaria meleagris.

   
What are the advantages of having a greenhouse?

Propagate Your Own Perennials

Many perennials can be started off from seed sown in the greenhouse or cold frame and later transplanted in the open garden.

   
What is the most economical way for me to heat my greenhouse?

Using Wood To Heat Your Greenhosue

An economical way to heat your greenhouse during the winter months is with a wood burner. Placing a fan behind the wood burner blowing on it is a great way to circulate the heat.

   
What are the advantages of having a greenhouse?

Reasons For Buying A Greenhouse: (7) Raising Your Own Herbs.

Most herbs can be started off from seed in your glasshouse. Roots of mint potted up and brought into the slightly heated greenhouse in mid winter will soon sprought fresh green sprigs

   
What are the advantages of having a greenhouse?

Reasons For Buying A Greenhouse.

Gardening as a whole is an absorbing hobby and regardless of whether you live in the northern or southern hemispheres, introducing a glasshouse to your garden opens the door to exiting new possibilities.

   
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