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My greenhouse is at its most packed in January with over-wintering plants and, consequently, there is a lot of work to do to ensure they remain healthy. Overwatering and frostproofing are two key worries but so is removing dead and diseased shoots from the myriad of plants being housed.   At this time of year plants […]

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A replacement greenhouse installed in a Cornish walled garden is part of a major restoration project of what is described as “a superb example of one of the few remaining walled gardens complete with Victorian greenhouse.” Griffin Glasshouses, the Hampshire based designers and builders of classic bespoke greenhouses, were commissioned by the owners of Tresillian House, […]

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My greenhouse looks twice its normal size now that the tomato, aubergine and pepper plants have been removed – and what a brilliant season it has been for all three. As I write this at the end of October, I am still picking sweet peas in the garden and no sign of a frost yet. […]

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Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville with our glasshouse in situ   We’ve worked with Horatio’s Garden over the last five years, supplying glasshouses for three of their six gardens to date. There is a seventh garden for Horatio’s, and our fourth glasshouse, in the pipeline and we are looking at embarking on another new project with […]

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A five-acre garden featuring a Rosemary glasshouse from Griffin Glasshouses has won a Highly Commended accolade in the Large Garden category in the Homes & Gardens Awards 2022. The stunning residential garden, beautifully designed by award-winning garden designer James Scott and landscaped by his company The Garden Company, is situated in a stately Georgian property […]

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By Linda Lane, managing director of Griffin Glasshouses In normal times October is a cooler month, often with the first frosts in the north and more exposed locations as we head for November.  But today, who knows?  The best advice is to listen to the weather forecasts and, if you have an accurate barometer, keep […]

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02 September 2022 September is a crossroad month in the greenhouse – but it all depends on the weather By Linda Lane, Managing Director of Griffin Glasshouses It has been an interesting summer for fruit and vegetables in the greenhouse.  Some people have had poor to moderate tomato crops and other are enjoying bumper harvests […]

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Griffin Glasshouses strives to design greenhouses in keeping with the surroundings. Whether it be a listed building or a modern eco-house, we create our greenhouses according to the unique traits of every property.   Which option will work for your property? Traditionally, Victorian greenhouses had steeper roof pitches with fairly narrow glazing. Manufacturers only made […]