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Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society

We’re really excited to reveal our plans for building a new Lean-to glasshouse design for The Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society in Edinburgh! The Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society, affectionately known as The Caley, calls the recently restored Saughton Park in Edinburgh its home. In the park’s renowned walled garden there are a number of areas maintained […]

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Planning a new greenhouse on your property? When you’re doing property renovations or upgrades, no change should be taken lightly. Luckily, when you get your Victorian greenhouse from Griffin, you’ll have won all the way: – Low maintenance structures and features – The quality structures add value to the property – Features are user friendly […]

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WHAT TO DO IN DECEMBER   December 21st is the Winter Solstice – the shortest daylight hours of the year – and as seeds depend on light, moisture and warmth to germinate, it isn’t the months for sowing.  But there is still plenty to do under glass in readiness for the upcoming GYO season. After […]

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FOLLOW THE THREE W’S FOR A HEALTHY AND PRODUCTIVE GREENHOUSE IN AUGUST   Linda Lane, managing director of Griffin Glasshouses, gives her top tips for looking after the plants in your greenhouse in August. “Nobody can possibly predict the weather with the rapid spread of climate change making an absolute mockery of traditional weather lore.  […]

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The much-anticipated RHS Chelsea Flower Show is not too far away, taking place next month over 21 – 26 September. You’ll be able to find Griffin Glasshouses on stand RHW611 along with all of the wonderful show gardens that will be on display – and we’re really excited to see the return of the show […]

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paint for greenhouses

Whether you’re painting your glasshouse, summerhouse or any other garden-related furniture or building, you are going to need some specialist paint for the job. Whilst most large hardware stores do offer ‘specialist’ paint for this type of work, these products rarely withstand the test of time, especially in outdoor conditions. Hence why we invited AVKO, […]

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Greenhouse Under Construction

Horatio’s Garden, a national charity creating gardens in NHS spinal injury centres, are set to support patients from The Welsh Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Centre with a new garden in Cardiff, Wales. Work began on the garden in February 2021 and is set to be completed later this year, making this Charity’s sixth garden in […]

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With our rapidly changing weather, I’ve largely given up attempting to predict forthcoming patterns.  That said, July is traditionally one of our hottest and driest summer months with a big impact on work in the greenhouse. Watering, feeding, pest control and shading are the key components to a successful month under glass. Watering before the […]