Monday, June 1

All change in the greenhouse

It's that time of year when lots of things move out of the greenhouse to make way for the tomatoes, peppers and aubergines etc. so I thought it was a good time to let you have another peep inside. 

If you prefer you can scroll to the bottom of the post and watch the video instead.

Again let's first look from the doorway.
 Now let'a have a closer look.


To the side of the doorway is a small shelf with a mish-mash of plants. The jacaranda was given the chop. last year and is reshooting. Behind it is a lily that I forgot to label.
Then as we turn at right angles there is a couple of troughs holding our second batch of pea shoots, then a couple more troughs containing our first batch of salad leaves, tomatoes waiting to be planted up and young pepper and aubergine plants. (I must say our tomato plants look far healthier in reality than the photos imply).

In front of this staging resting on the floor are recently sown annual flower seeds alongside of which is a banana plant that would be outdoors if the wind ceased, as it is the wind would rip the leaves to shreds in no time. In front of the banana is a tub of dahlias. The tubers were placed in the tub to overwinter after being grown on the plot but we decided that we would like to leave them in there and grow them in the garden so they too will go outside if the wind decides to calm down.
Behind the banana plant are the peach, nectarine and apricot trees and in front of those young squash and pumpkin plants
The fruit trees have each set some fruit although in the case of the apricot  only two fruits remain.
On the shelf to the right of the trees are small trays of seedlings, morning glory and cucumber plants.
At the far end of the greenhouse on the bench are more tomato plants, recently sown climbing French and runner beans and more seedlings.
Now up the other side of the greenhouse.
On the shelf are the small pelargonium (geranium if you prefer) plants raised from cuttings and Martyn's experimental tomato plants.
On the floor tomato and cucumbers have been planted in growbags with trays of pea shoots and violas tucked into any available space and along the path are potted up sweetcorn plants.
Just inside the door are the fig plants and various pots of ornamentals. The osteospernums have been cut back and the figs have fruit.
Then looking upwards the grapevine is now in full growing mode and will need keeping under control. The bunches of fruity have already begun to set.
Finally for those of you that enjoy viewing them I've put together a video showing more or less the same thing. Just to warn you the video is almost seven minutes long.





33 comments:

  1. I always love looking inside your greenhouse. It looks so pretty.

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed your visits, Daphne.

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  2. I'm thoroughly fed up of this wind now, my tomatoes are still waiting to be put in their final positions as I don't want to put them out in this. I've done the bush ones and stood them to the side of the shed to give them a bit of shelter but I don't want to risk the cordons until the wind dies down. It also means that I can't get the greenhouse tomatoes sorted out either as things waiting to be moved outdoors are taking up the space. I hope you manage to hang on to the two apricots. My peach tree has loads of fruit but they're all still very small and most will drop off, I'm just hoping that some grow and ripen.

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    1. Me too, Jo. The wind just won't go away which is why so many of our plants that should be outside are still in the greenhouse. I hope we both get to enjoy some peaches, and I'm hoping at least to taste at least one of the apricots. The nectarine has set the most fruit like you I wonder if it will actually stay on the tree. At least we seem to have kept the peach leaf curl at bay.

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  3. It's all looking very productive. I hope the hatches are battened today.. it's getting a bit blowy in the south west right now..

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    1. Its wet and windy here today yet again, Jessica. The weather just doesn't seem to realise that it is now actually summer. Where was spring?

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  4. I am learning such a lot from your posts - it's my first year to have a greenhouse and have no idea what to do and when! I have some cherry tomatoes and some strawberries in there, along with a tray of marigolds (to keep pests away from the tomatoes, I'm told). This week I hope to set some biennials - wallflowers, foxgloves and Sweet Williams - plus salad leaves, peppers and chillis.

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    1. Welcome Rambler - good to 'meet' you. I'm glad that you find the posts useful. We will be sowing biennials shortly. It seems strange as the sweet Williams sown last year are just in bud now. Are you planning to sown pepper and chilli seeds as I would think it is rather late for this, maybe you could get hold of some young plants instead?

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  5. There you go, see? Thank you for saving my bacon; I shall go and find some young plants.

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    1. We went to a couple of nurseries this afternoon and they had some so you should find some.

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  6. Wonderful tour - your green house is really pulling it's weight! Those grow bags look like an interesting way of easily adding a few more plants when the bed space has run out - have you used them before or is this your first time?

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  7. I certainly miss my greenhouse. Yours is absolutely gorgeous. Filled to the brim. Mine was an ugly thing, but to open that door in the middle of February and smell that wonderful earthy smell and see things in bloom----HEAVEN. Note to self: Must win lottery!!!

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    1. Can I ask please - what are you growing to ensure blooms in February and does that entail heating the greenhouse?

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    2. In winter our greenhouse it is full of plants needing a bit of protection, Sue rather that anything else so no blooms in there

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  8. I do love to see inside your greenhouse, where would we be without them??? You are making the most of every inch....a little like me, I have potted on plants spilling out now, in fact mine was so packed out I planted most of my pumpkins and courgettes.....the slugs devoured them, glad I kept a few back!
    I can't get over the size of your greenhouse, what a wonderful place to hang out in on rainy days.....it all looks so neat and tidy, I have pots piled up everywhere! I love the banana.....and your dahlias are way ahead of mine!xxx

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    1. Our cold frames are full too, Dina. We have made a more concentrated effort to keep it tidy this year. Being inside has brought the dahlias on quicker. If the wind had dropped they would be outside by now. We have the first flower,

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  9. It looks like a catalogue from T&M or something! You have so many different plants. Caring for them must be a full-time job for two people. :) Do you ever manage to have a holiday??

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    1. We still have time for lots of other things, Mark. Being retired we are in holiday all the time, :)

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  10. plenty going on in the greenhouse Sue, I did sow some more runeer beans after you told me you put yours in later than me so hopefully I get a better germination rate this time round. My sweetcorn are already in the ground outside!!

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    1. We always err on the side of caution, Tanya. Things usually catch up but may be a little later cropping.

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  11. Good heavens it's less of a greenhouse and more of a Crystal Palace! What a treat to have all that inside space! Thanks for showing us around x Jane

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    1. In this weather we need it , Jane :) or should it be :( ?

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  12. It's like plant paradise Sue! So many plants and all look so healthy!

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  13. You have your job cut out there, I always enjoy seeing your greenhouse. It's very organised. x

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    1. I suppose it has to be to fit everything in , Jo

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  14. The Beechgrove Garden TV prog (BBC iplayer) is currently doing a comparison of different methods of growing tomatoes in a greenhouse (including the growbag collars you use). It should be interesting to see which works best for them. Not sure why I'm interested - I don't have a greenhouse, but if I ever do get one, I'll know how to do it well.

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    1. We do watch Beechgrove gardens SandD. It's a really good programme,

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  15. Thanks for the peek Sue :) It's been very windy over in the north west too which has made hardening off stuff a nightmare. At last though it seems that there is some light at the end of the tunnel :)

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  16. There is little better in gardening than a greenhouse packed with interesting plants! Yours is fantastic Sue, and contains such a wide variety. We have had almost gale-type winds for the past few hours, and it is quite disturbing as the summer garden seems so vulnerable. You are right - it would shred your banana very quickly. Is it Musa Basjoo? It looks so healthy.

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    1. It is Musa Basjoo, Jane - at this rate it will have grown too big to get out through the greenhouse door.

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  17. I hadn't appreciated how large your greenhouse is before, wow! And you definitely make the most of it. We keep getting these winds too though today seems calmer, I must get up the plot soon.

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    1. I bet that we could fill one twice as big, Lou. It's calmer here today but still cold

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