End Of Summer Greenhouses – Additional Photographs

Following yesterday’s post here are a few more greenhouse photographs.  I will try and post some general garden ones tomorrow, although it does look a sorry sight this year.

Mixed Plant House

Mixed Plant House

Mixed Plant House

Mixed Plant House

Cacti/Mesemb House

Cacti/Mesemb House

Cacti/Mesemb House

Cacti/Mesemb House

Crassula House

Crassula House

Crassula House

Crassula House

Lean-to

Lean-to

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6 thoughts on “End Of Summer Greenhouses – Additional Photographs

    • It is even worse at the moment as I have all the plants that summer outside crammed in as well. Although I have removed all the tomatoes etc. from the lean-to today and have got bare stagings!

      • I use electric fan heaters in all four greenhouses. In an average winter the coldest night would be around -9 centigrade here (but probably only on about half a dozen occasions per winter). The coldest night I ever recorded was -19 centigrade in 1981. In an ideal world or if I lived in the countryside again I would have some paraffin heaters as back up – I can’t afford these at the moment.

      • never heard of paraffin heathers. here Winters used to be rather mild b ut the last 3 or 4 Winters were COLD down to -18 C !!! We are not used to that ! I use my greenhouse in Winter just to put my winterhardy succuents in to protect them from the rain, the others I keep in the house

      • I tend to put my winter hardy succulents in a cold frame as my collection has dwindled over the years and I have only got a handful left. -18C is cold!. My father used to grow cacti and his heating failed once when the outside temperature was -12C and he didn’t lose any but I reckon that would devastate my collection. The last 3-4 years we (i.e. the UK as a whole) have had a lot of snow but all the earlier winters this Century were very mild.

        Over here we get two types of paraffin heater: yellow flame (which is basically just an oil lamp) which can be used in the Spring to keep the frost out but are no good in the winter as they don’t produce enough heat and can smoke or give off fumes and blue flame heaters which rarely smoke etc. and generate a lot of heat (easily as as much as electric) so can be used as winter heaters. Both heaters increase the humidity though.

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