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Top 10 tips for heating a greenhouse in winter

…from a layer of bubble wrap. Buy purpose made horticultural bubble wrap insulation from garden centres as this is toughened and UV stabilised. When buying greenhouse bubble wrap remember that larger bubbles will let in more light. You can also use greenhouse bubble insulation to wrap your outdoor…

Top recycling tips for the garden

…the heat in over winter. A large piece of carpet can makes a handy mulch or weed suppressant if you lay it over your plot. * Bubble wrap - Don't throw away bubble wrap. Line your greenhouse with it in winter - it makes excellent insulation! Quick Links: * Gardening for Beginners * 'How to' Gardening…

Money saving gardening tips, money saving ideas

…all of it? By hanging a plastic sheet across the middle you can reduce the space you have to heat, saving money on heating. And insulating with bubble wrap (with an old piece of curtain or something similar over the door) is also a great help. * 3. Another great idea is to invest in our ever-popular…

Pruning Olive Trees | Pruning | Gardening Information

…protection this year. If it is in a container then move it to a frost free greenhouse or cool conservatory. If it must stay outside then cover it with several layers of horticultural fleece during particularly cold periods and wrap some bubble wrap around the pot to prevent the roots from freezing.

Thompson & Morgan | Facebook Question and Answer Session 4th October 2013

…over winter. If you know for sure you have a hardy variety then it will be fine outdoors over winter. As with all container plants it's a good idea to bubble wrap the container or group plants against a house wall to offer the roots some protection from freezing. I hope this helps Becky!

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 22nd March 2013

…(14°F), provided the soil is very well-drained. Container-grown plants are at further risk due to their roots being exposed - it's advisable to bubble wrap pots for the winter or place them against a house wall for shelter. Standard plants are always more vulnerable in winter as the cold can damage…

Thompson & Morgan | Facebook Question and Answer Session 1st November 2013

…to the compost surface in spring, which should supply enough nutrients for up to 6 months growth. Lilies in containers are best given a bit of protection in winter - whether you move them against a house wall or wrap the pot in bubble wrap or straw held in place with fleece. I hope this helps Peter.

Facebook questions December 12th

…it up around the stem. If it is in a container it may be best to shelter it in a greenhouse or move it against the shelter of a warm wall. Wrap some bubble wrap around the pot to protect the roots from the cold. If you're unsure about the hardiness of your Fuchsia, let us know the variety and we can…

Facebook questions Dec 22nd

…or shredded paper on top of the crown and then use hessian sacking or fleece to secure it in place by wrapping the material around the top half of the trunk. Don't be tempted to use bubble wrap as this may trap moisture and encourage rotting. Tie around with string to secure it all in place. The…

Facebook questions Oct 29th

…cool conservatory. If it must stay outside then cover it with several layers of horticultural fleece during particularly cold periods and wrap some bubble wrap around the pot to prevent the roots from freezing. Name: Pauline Smith Question: I have a peach tree that is 1 year old. It fruited at the…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 9th December 2011

…containers. You can protect the roots of your plant by positioning it against a warm wall for the winter months. During really cold periods you can bubble wrap the container for some extra protection if necessary. Hopefully it will settle in quickly. Best of luck Alan. Name: Kay Rogers Question: I…

What to do in the garden in November

…the greenhouse so that you can still get out there on dark winter evenings to check your plants. * • Insulate the greenhouse with sheets of bubble wrap attached to the inside of the frame, to reduce heat loss. * • Don’t forget to ventilate the greenhouse, particularly after watering…

How To Grow Herbs

…prevent water logging in the winter. It is also worth protecting pots in severe icy weather by placing them against a house wall and/or wrapping the pot in bubble wrap. Some herbs such as mint and Sweet Woodruff can be invasive and it is a good idea to grow them in sunken containers (old buckets or…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 30th September 2011

…Name: Damon Lowes Question: I received patio apricot tree last year (aprigold). In early spring just before flowering, i placed it into my bubble wrapped greenhouse. It flowered, but got no fruit and all looked well with the tree. Once I took it out of the Greenhouse, it started to deteriorate,…

What to do in the garden in January

…over wintered outdoors need protective straw or fleece. In cold spells, protect non frost-proof containers (terracotta pots for example) with bubble wrap, hessian or fleece, to prevent them cracking. Grouping the pots close to a south-facing wall may provide additional protection to the most…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 9th March 2012

…best to treat it as a half hardy variety and move it to a shed or cold greenhouse during winter. If this is not possible then try wrapping the container with bubble wrap next year, and use your fleece to cover protect the stems. Name: Michelle Campbell-Scott Question: I bought some Vivaldi seed…

Thompson & Morgan | Facebook Question and Answer Session 15th November 2013

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Q&A Session 15th November 2013 - Your horticultural questions answered. Click here to view details of our previous Q&A sessions. Name: Julia Rhodes Question: I've got some overgrown - I think - rose bushes in the garden and want them to be more under control…