Are Polycarbonate Greenhouses Better Than Glass?

Polycarbonate greenhouses have a huge number of benefits over traditional greenhouses. But at the same time they also have a number of weaknesses. So are polycarbonate greenhouses actually better than glass when all is told? That’s exactly what we’re about to find out… Why Polycarbonate Greenhouses are Better Than Glass Polycarbonate greenhouses have come on … Read more

How to Care for Ensete Ventricosum

Ensete ventricosum is a stunning fleshy plant that makes a jaw-dropping houseplant but also an impressive herbaceous garden plant in warmer weather. Also known by the common names of the Abysinnian and Ethiopian banana plant, it is considered one of the hardiest banana-like plants that can be grown.  But how do you care for Ensete … Read more

Do Greenhouses Work in Winter?

Greenhouses can serve a huge number of purposes, and so the answer to whether greenhouses work in winter really depends on how you plan to use it.  They certainly can provide benefits, but the scale of these benefits depend on your individual set-up and how you intend to use your greenhouse.  Let’s look at some … Read more

Do Greenhouses Attract Rats, Mice & Other Rodents?

Greenhouses can sometimes attract rats, mice and other rodents, but fortunately there are a whole host of ways you can keep vermin at bay. Why Do Greenhouses Attract Rodents? Like us, rats and mice like a warm cosy and safe environment to live in. They also like a ready supply of food. In many ways … Read more

How to Keep a Greenhouse Warm in Winter

While greenhouses naturally keep warm all summer long, the winter months can see temperatures plummet. This, in turn, can slow down plant growth or even risk killing more frost-sensitive plants. Naturally, many of us think about how best to keep our greenhouse warm in winter. Fortunately there are a host of ways to keep your … Read more

Are Greenhouses Good for Succulents?

Like many other gardeners, I caught the succulent-growing bug some years back. I find myself in constant awe of the colors and shapes of these magnificent plants. Additionally, as a died-in-the-wool greenhouse gardener it’s natural that I’ve since experimented with growing many different succulents in my greenhouse.  In this article I’m going to discuss my … Read more