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Greenhouse Installation

Question from Sylvia Mackay

Can anybody in Lincoln area recommend someone to install a wooden 6 x 6 greenhouse. I had a man who installs them for a living, coming yesterday and then he pulled out at the last min. as was too busy. I have now got a brand new Greenhouse leaning on my garage wall getting battered by wind and rain. Only bought it as buyer said their friend could install it for me, as he had done other for them. I got in touch with him & installation was all set to happen. I have a sectional base and pea gravel to put down, even guttering and a water butt. He was going to do the lot for £200 a good price I thought.

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  • Posted: Sun. 27th September 2020 12:20

Moss in the greenhouse

Question from Kathleen Old

I successfully generated several trays of seeds. However when I looked yesterday they were covered in green moss? They are in the greenhouse and we have had some very cold weather. I live in North Northumberland. What can I do?

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  • Posted: Thu. 4th January 2018 09:42
  • Last reply: Mon. 2nd December 2019 17:32

What can I grow with grape vine in my greenhouse?

Question from Wendy

I have two mature grape vines that I inherited in my greenhouse. I believe that tomatoes and cucumbers need different requirements so what else can I grow along side the vines?

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  • Posted: Tue. 15th September 2015 12:56
  • Last reply: Thu. 7th April 2016 01:51

What are the main things I need in my greenhouse to propagate seeds?

Question from Chris Price

Hi all, I am pretty new to gardening, I love trying to grow plants from seeds put must admit I am incredibly hit and miss. I believe this might in part be due to using regular compost instead of things such as cutting compost, vermiculite, perlite, sand etc. As you can probably tell I am a bit clueless - which of these things (or others) would you say I should make sure I have in my greenhouse? Thanks all

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  • Posted: Tue. 19th May 2015 19:12
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Help to identify a plant please

Photo from Mary Harrison

wonder if you can help me identify this plant which is about 5 foot tall growing in my son's greenhouse. He moved into the house a year ago and we have been unable to identify it. There have not been any flowers or fruit on it. At first we thought it was a walnut tree but its leaves have stayed on it over winter. It is not a heated greenhouse.
Thank you for any help you can give.

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  • Posted: Mon. 16th February 2015 13:40
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Recommended book for greenhouse growing

Comment from Glensgirl

Hello all - We've just bought a second-hand greenhouse which we'll be installing ready for next spring - we hope!! Can anyone recommend a book specifically on greenhouse growing that I could use as a reference bible? Is the 'Garden Expert' any good or maybe Alan Titchmarshe's version? Any others? Thank you!

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  • Posted: Sun. 6th October 2013 17:05
  • Last reply: Wed. 10th August 2016 08:24

Cucumber probs in greenhouse

Question from Paul Grinham

I can see other questions on this but no real answers. My cucumbers have gone from lush green to this mottled look in less than a week. I see it most years but since last year I have thoroughly cleaned and smoke bombed. I have used un punctured grow bags this year and watered well and consistently but have had to resort to tap water over the past 10 days. I think it's not soli borne. So related to the watering, or insect related. In past years this rapidly develops leaving crisp shrivelled leaves.

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  • Posted: Sat. 20th July 2013 12:08
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Comment from mrs finch

i realise there is not an ap for shoot. but i thought if i accessed my acoount on safari i could update my garden plan on the iPad. but when i go to the garden design page it is just blank. Checked on the laptop that i was looking in the right place. any suggestions

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  • Posted: Sat. 13th July 2013 08:52
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install a greenhouse

Question from dorothy

hi, i retire in a few months time and want to grow my own salad items. i prefer to have a greenhouse on a solid base as my garden is quite waterlogged. do i have the base laid and then set the greenhouse on top at some point or have a contractor do the whole job while the base concrete isnt set?. thank you.

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  • Posted: Fri. 8th March 2013 11:04
  • Last reply: Mon. 29th December 2014 11:19


Question from Karen

I have a lot of Foxglove 'Alba' plants in my greenhouse now which were sown from seed last year. They have done well over the winter and are looking healthy. Can anyone tell me if it's still too early to plant them out in the garden now? I'd like to make room in my greenhouse for other seeds if possible.


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  • Posted: Thu. 28th February 2013 11:22
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