Tips

Posted by David in Tips

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. […]

Posted by David in Tips

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 […]

Posted by David in Tips

Linda Lane is managing director of the family-owned and managed Griffin Glasshouses, now in its 53rd year.   She firmly believes that the British grow your own revolution continues to gather momentum and that the greenhouse is a key to success.  So, in between getting everything ready for the Griffin stand at next month’s Chelsea Flower […]

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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.  […]

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 […]