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Thread: What's in your Winter Greenhouse/Polytunnel?

  1. #17
    Thelma Sanders is offline Gardening Guru
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    Feb 2011
    Willesborough, Kent


    Planted in the greenhouse border a pink Oleander, a Gloire de Dijon rose, an Amaryllis belladonna (that still hasn't flowered after 3 years!) and some Osteospermums on one side, a grape vine in the corner of the other side, roots growing underneath the base.
    In pots 1 red and 1 pink Schizostylis, Rudbekia Cherry Brandy, 2x unnamed pale blue Agapanthus, a pot of Sissinghurst Blue rosemary, 2 x Sicilian Chamomiles all inside in case the outside ones die in the cold. Nearly forgot the few sad looking pelargoniums, which don't look like they'll make it
    Wrapped up in fleece and plastic over the top, are my garden dahlias, begonias and fuchsias. A few Winterkefe peas that need potting on sitting on the little table...
    and yes, there is still just enough room to sit in there for a coffee on the odd days when it's warm enough It was 20C at lunchtime today
    Last edited by Thelma Sanders; 19-01-2020 at 09:33 PM.

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    Alnwick, Northumberland


    Yesterday morning I would have said a few tenders overwintering and a load of junk! But after a couple of hours pulling everything out I can now say my GH is clean & tidy once more and contains only the following....

    3 x Martagnon Lilies (Lilium 'sunny morning')
    4 x Erigeron karvinskianus
    2 x Abutilon
    1 x hardy sweet pea (Lathyrus latifolius)
    2 x Fuchsia 'Pink Fizz'
    2 x Foxtail Lily
    1 x Buddleja weyeriana 'Sungold'
    2 x Magnolia
    1 x Buddleja globosa
    2 x roses (Francis E. Lester and Rosa moyesii 'Geranium' )
    5 x waterlilies in two washing up bowls (Nymphoides peltata)
    2 x Marsh Marigold
    1 bag of daffodils (to be planted ASAP)
    40 bulbs of Gladiolus communis subsp. Byzantinus

    Pics on the blog....easier way to see them as I'm still getting confuddled as to how to post them on here
    Last edited by Gillykat; 20-01-2020 at 12:46 PM.
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    Starch is online now Seedling
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    Dec 2019
    Shipston on Stour


    All I've got is some lettuce and a couple of dozen peas in toilet rolls, must try harder.

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    Lettuce... currently picking odd leaves
    land cress... waiting for them to start moving
    Spring onions... same as the land cress
    Spinach... same
    Rocket... same

    but it won't be long before they all start growing again

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    SimpleSimon is offline Sprouter
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    Mar 2019


    Pak choi, Pak choi and more Pak choi! Haha not even sure we are gonna eat it all before it bolts in spring. Planted about 80 plants.

    Got Grenoble red lettuce, parsley, coriander, Durham early cabbages, rocket, sweet peas, onions and spring onions ( both in modules) garlic, choi sum, Gai Lan, rainbow chard, some weird blue Chinese radish and beetroot.

    There will be some very early potatoes in buckets next week. Bit of an experiment but we shall see.

    And lots and lots of mess. Been using the tunnel as a workshop over winter. Gonna sort that soon.

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    At the moment.t mine are full of junk that I want to keep dry, a lemon tree and onions (under the staging).

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    Absolutely nothing... first year with a greenhouse so wasn’t sure what to do with it. Old plants are out, soil is raked over... nearly ready to go again!
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    muck lover is offline Tuber
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    I have some Aquiles calabrese which is humunguous and looks like it will be usable in about a month. Definitely going to grow overwintering brassicas in polytunnel again. Also some weedy looking pac choi, spinach, lettuce and spring onions and winter radishes. I have a few sweet peas and mangetout peas which are terribly small but hoping they will soon put on a growth spurt. Otherwise I have most of my strawberries, fig plants, comfrey roots in pots, spring bulb windowboxes just sprouting, shallotts, a few pots of overwintering onions and three worm bins.
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