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Posted by David in Tips

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, […]

Posted by David in Tips

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 […]

Posted by Sharon in Maintenance, Sustainability, Tips

Growing ornamentals and edibles, planting trees and even having a lawn in the garden all make a positive impact on the environment, but some of the products used around the garden can unbalance the benefits these bring. There are some very simple changes that gardeners can make to create a more sustainable garden, from reducing […]

Posted by Sharon in Maintenance, Tips

A busy season combined with the slowdown of growth in the winter months can mean that by the time spring arrives your greenhouse may be a in need of a good spring clean. Linda Lane, managing director of Griffin Glasshouses, which has more than 50 years experience manufacturing bespoke glasshouses, advises greenhouse owners to use […]

Posted by Linda in Customers, Design, Maintenance, News, Tips

Traditional greenhouse in the snow

When the crisp autumnal mornings have past, and the long, hot days of summer are distant memories, the winter blues can often set in. Particularly for gardeners. A greenhouse can be a great way to keep green-fingers working all year round by extending the growing season and offering protection to plants. Winter needn’t mean the […]

Posted by Linda in Tips

Traditional greenhouse benching and shelf

Hopefully by this time of year your greenhouse is full of bountiful crops and an abundance of plants! August is largely a time for reaping the rewards from the work you put in earlier in the year, however there is always scope for planting something new to get a head start on the following season. […]

Posted by Linda in Maintenance, Tips

Victorian greenhouse benching and folding shelves

Growing under glass grants gardeners a means of controlling temperature to maximise healthy plant growth whilst also providing plants protection from the elements. It also means that gardening can happen all year round, no matter the weather! However, choosing the best structure can often be a challenge and there are many options available. Glasshouses have […]

Posted by Linda in Tips

Victorian greenhouse bench at Holehird Gardens Cumbria

May is one of the most exciting times to be working in the greenhouse. The risk of frost has passed for the majority of the country – or it hopefully has! Most seedlings and young plants are now toughened up and this is the month to finalise the planting programme for the greenhouse. May sun […]