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Beat tomato blight naturally

Don’t let the dreaded tomato blight reduce your harvest to mush; Jean Vernon has some timely advice. Anyone who grows tomatoes has probably experienced the highs and lows of the fantabulous greenhouse crop. Let’s be honest, tomatoes are fairly high maintenance. We spend time and effort sowing, growing, repotting, tying in, pinching out and feeding. […]

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Why Low-Mow May is good for pollinators

Jean Vernon explains how going low-mow is good for your garden’s biodiversity and especially your garden pollinators If you’ve seen the call for no-mow May you might be wondering what it’s all about?? So, let me explain. No-mow May is a bandwagon that anyone with a garden can jump on. It’s a call to let […]

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Geodesic Glasshouses For Our Times

No discussion of greenhouses is full without recognizing that some of the great botanical gardens of the world are renowned for the geodesic domes at their heart.  I grew up with the Mitchell Domes in Milwaukee and have a postcard of the Missouri Botanical Garden’s ‘Climatron’, the geodesic dome, completed in 1961, that kicked off […]

THE NEW WISLEY 8 GROW & STORE

A NEW GREENHOUSE DESIGN FROM THE HARTLEY BOTANIC HISTORICALLY-INSPIRED HERITAGE RANGE Hartley Botanic are pleased to add a new design to the popular Heritage range. The new Hartley Botanic Wisley 8 Grow & Store combines the 4-pane Wisley Greenhouse, an iconic design based on one of the 84-year-old company’s original models, with a useful partitioned-off, 2-pane storage area. The […]

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Growing Dahlias in Your Greenhouse

Dahlias come in many colors, shapes, and sizes, which is a major reason for their popularity. If you’re a fan of huge flowers, you can grow dinner-plate variety dahlias, with blooms up to a foot across. If compact blooms are your preference, you can grow small, pompom dahlias with tight flowers balls only about two […]