The Tea Break Gardener

Greenhouse plants and growing techniques

My Gardening Week – Six on Saturday 04.08.18

2018-08-05T10:04:08+00:00August 4th, 2018|Greenhouse plants and growing techniques, Indoor and greenhouse plants, My gardening week - six on saturday|

This week I visited Kew Gardens, where I saw many of the plants I'm collecting in my greenhouse, growing in the majestic splendour of the the newly restored Temperate House as well as the Palm and Waterlily Houses. So my Six on Saturday is a tale of two greenhouse collections [...]

My Gardening Week – Six on Saturday 21.07.18

2018-07-21T08:05:33+00:00July 21st, 2018|Garden Plants and Trees, Greenhouse plants and growing techniques, Grow Your Own Fruit and Veg, My gardening week - six on saturday|

This week I've been weather watching as I gear up for my local Flower Show and have been monitoring the temperature fluctuations in my greenhouse.  I've been missing my usual range of home grown vegetables but delighting in how advanced the dahlias are. Greenhouse temperature monitoring I'm not one for [...]

My Gardening Week – Six on Saturday 30.06.18

2018-06-30T07:12:13+00:00June 30th, 2018|Greenhouse plants and growing techniques, Indoor and greenhouse plants, My gardening week - six on saturday|

To quote the brilliant TV comedy The Fast Show, this week has been "Scorchio" and the temperature in my greenhouse has been in the thirties. Despite this, the lure of my new greenhouse is unshakeable. This week I'm focussing my six on ornamental plants in the greenhouse. Some I've grown [...]

My Gardening Week – Six on Saturday 16.06.18

2018-06-16T17:10:22+00:00June 15th, 2018|Garden Plants and Trees, Greenhouse plants and growing techniques, Indoor and greenhouse plants, My gardening week - six on saturday|

This week has seen quintessential June weather - the sunny days I remember from childhood but which have seemed lacking in recent years.  The garden is filled with roses and peonies but for some reason I have mostly chosen a series of other plants to talk about, including a couple [...]