Tuesday, May 20

A peep inside our Garden Greenhouse

I thought it was time I let you have a peep inside our garden greenhouse - although by now it will probably look a little different as things are moving on all the time. As soon as I had taken the photos there was pricking out, potting on and planting out to be done.

The first two photos are just general views - the first from the door and the second from the far end looking back towards the door.
We have decided to bring in our peach and nectarine trees to try and avoid peach leaf curl. They will sit where the pile of black air pots are at the moment.
Tomato and pepper plants can be found all over the greenhouse - there are some good looking plants which we hope will stay that way once they are planted in their final pots. 
There are no shelves on the right of the greenhouse as you enter so trays and pots are arranged on the floor. At the end by the door are our fig plants - the baby fig has grown considerably since I last mentioned it. The two large ceramic pots are planted up with osteospernum that overwintered in the greenhouse and are now ready to spend summer outside by the summer house.
Trays and pots contain various seedings and small plants. You may be able to spot the dianthus cuttings that I took from cut flowers bought from the local greengrocers. These have rooted and hopefully will produce home grown cut flowers. In the small black pots are annual flower seedlings which are destined for the plot.
The large plants at the back in the photo below are dahlias ready for the plot and the young plants on the front right are Inca berries - one of our first- timers this year. You may also be able to spot the tray of tiny alpine strawberry seedlings.
Moving to the other side of the greenhouse, on the trays below as well as tomatoes we have viola with a tray of aubergines tucked in behind them. There are more annual flower seeds which were sown once the ones shown in the previous photo had germinated. Behind the pots are some young hellebores growing on before being planted in the garden. These, dark purple and yellow varieties, are to boost the colour range in our hellebore area. Also below are small Crown Prince squash plants and the cyclamen that I grew from seeds taken from my plants last year. 
In the large terracotta pots are basil, Chinese chives and spring onions. Alongside them are sweet peas.
The grapevine is growing well and producing bunches of flowers which hopefully will translate into bunches of grapes.
If we pop outside you can see the new coldframes are already in good use containing lettuce, sweet peas brassicas, sunflowers and courgettes. 
In the old cold frame are leek seedlings, lettuce and more sweet peas. There were some erysimum  when the photo was taken but these have now been planted out in the garden.
In a short while things will look very different.

A full list of seeds sown and plants bought this year  is here and our monthly sowing and planting schedule is here.


18 comments:

  1. You have sowed so various seeds. It make your green house 'full of life'. During Marc and April I had fail on sowing so many vearieties of seeds.

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    1. I hope you are having more success now Endah.

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  2. What a brilliant growing space Sue, and crammed with great plants. Your chillies look more robust than mine, I really must pot them on today. Can you imagine life without a greenhouse nowadays?

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    1. We haven't any chillies, Janet but we have sweet peppers. No I can't imagine gardening without a greenhouse. We've always had some sort of greenhouse.

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  3. What a huge space, mine feels a little bare now I have planted most of my plants. Hopefully the greenhouse plants will fill it out nicely over the coming months.

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    1. We decided to get as big a greenhouse as we could fit comfortably, Jo and surprisingly at times we still seem to struggle for space.

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  4. What I'd give for a space like that, my little greenhouse would fit neatly in to one of the corners. Your seedlings look to be doing really well, not long now and it will be harvest time.

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    1. But remember we have more space to fill up on the plot, Jo

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  5. I do enjoy peering into other people's greenhouses, and yours is HUGE. lovely to see what's going on in there....regular updates please!xxx

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    1. I'll try to remember to oblige, Snowbird

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  6. That's very good amount of healthy seedling! Hope you will get good harvest this year!

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  7. It's all looking beautifully organised and very healthy in there. Lots of planting out to be done soon. I have plenty to do as well. I had some Crown Prince seeds (5) from ebay and unfortunately only one germinated. It's a big one though!

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    1. It's a bust time isn't it, CJ?

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  8. Looking excellent in the greenhouse and very well organized too.

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    1. The photos only show the organised bits, Rooko.

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  9. This was an interesting post- you have so much happening in there! I'd really like to have a proper greenhouse, but currently have to settle for one of those small plastic ones, which, in all fairness, have been working fine so far. Maybe a proper greenhouse could be a project for next year.

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    1. We need the space, Mrs V as we have five allotment plots to fill. NOw we need some fine weather so we can get planting.

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