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Glasshouses - greenhouses, glasshouses, wonderful places to grow plants and garden under shelter.

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Access Garden Products Classic Growhouses - Pumpkin Beth

Access Garden Products Classic Growhouses - Pumpkin Beth

I used to have a large glasshouse. I felt so fortunate to be able to enjoy the use of my glasshouse, every day I appreciated the exciting range of crops I could grow inside, and the extended growing season and more bountiful harvest that my glasshouse helped to provide me with. I was so grateful, excited, and so inspired by the vast array of glorious fruit and vegetables that I grew inside my glasshouse. Every single day I thanked my lucky stars for my glasshouse, so I was absolutely…

2018 Daffodil Gardens and Events - Pumpkin Beth

2018 Daffodil Gardens and Events - Pumpkin Beth

Daffodils are such cheerful flowers, heralding the start of springtime, they are a joy to behold. There are many different varieties of daffodils, so consequently you can find daffodils flowering from as early as December until late May, and beyond in cooler areas of the country. Which is wonderful, as it provides us with plenty of time to enjoy and appreciate the daffodil’s beauty! Here’s some information on where you can find beautiful daffodil gardens to visit, as well as some lovely…

Behind the Scenes at the Kew Orchid Extravaganza 2017 - Pumpkin Beth

Behind the Scenes at the Kew Orchid Extravaganza 2017 - Pumpkin Beth

From Saturday the 4th February 2017, until Sunday the 5th March 2017, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew are hosting their Orchid Extravaganza! This year, Kew’s Orchid Extravaganza has been designed to showcase India’s vibrant plants and culture. Visitors will be treated to an array of inspiration, provided by sights, sounds, and scents which will entertain and delight from the moment you enter the Princess of Wales Conservatory during this very special event. From Saturday the 4th February…

Tracking Temperature, Humidity, and Light Conditions inside Terrariums - Pumpkin Beth

Tracking Temperature, Humidity, and Light Conditions inside Terrariums - Pumpkin Beth

Since I published my December 2017 Orchidarium Update, a number of readers have had questions about how I gather my data, with many asking why do I collect data, and what equipment do I use? So, here’s an article that I have written especially for you, which I hope will answer all of your questions. Data is really exciting! It’s easy in life to make assumptions, but assumptions are rarely accurate. Despite this, assumptions are often perpetuated for far longer than is necessary, unless of…

Space2grow: community gardening in Farnham, Surrey - Pumpkin Beth

Space2grow: community gardening in Farnham, Surrey - Pumpkin Beth

Contents1 Space2grow: community gardening in Farnham, Surrey1.1 Space2grow community1.2 Healing garden1.3 Bishop’s Meadow Trust1.4 Opportunities to garden, volunteer, or sponsor Space2grow1.5 Other articles that may interest you……………. Space2grow: community gardening in Farnham, Surrey For every problem we experience in life, nature provides us with the…

Kew Orchid Festival 2018 Thailand! - Pumpkin Beth

Kew Orchid Festival 2018 Thailand! - Pumpkin Beth

Contents1 Kew Orchid Festival 2018 Thailand!1.1 British Orchid Nurseries1.2 Orchid centrepiece1.3 Floral art at Kew1.4 Rice growing at Kew!1.5 Vanda Tunnel1.6 Royal Thai Embassy in London1.7 Kew staff1.8 More orchid photos at Kew!1.9 Much more to see at Kew1.10 Rebecca Louise Law: Life in Death…

All of the Phalaenopsis plants that were used to create Kew’s 2018 Orchid Festival were grown by Double H Nurseries. Double H Nurseries are a British Nursery, who are based in the South of England.

Orchids at Kew Gardens' Orchid Festival - Pumpkin Beth

Contents1 Kew Orchid Festival1.1 British Orchid Nurseries1.2 Phalaenopsis1.3 Lycaste bradeorum1.4 Pleurothallis truncata 1.5 Vanda Tunnel1.6 Dendrobiums1.7 Dendrobium ‘Berry Oda’1.8 Ludisia discolor1.9 Paphiopedilum1.10 Epidendrum nocturnum1.11 Zygopetalum1.12 Cymbidium orchids1.13 More orchids!1.14 More to see at Kew1.15 Rebecca Louise Law: Life in Death at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery at…

This golden, floating Palace was inspired by the Thai Palace of Bang Pa-In, it was especially created for the 2018 Orchid Festival. Pictured inside the Princess of Wales Conservatory, at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Henck Röling, Master Florist - Pumpkin Beth

I’ve admired the work of Master Florist Henck Röling for a number of years now. Henck Röling is a Master Florist and Artist, he works for some of London’s top florists; Henck creates weekly flower arrangements for the Ritz, Southerby’s, and Fortnum and Mason, to…

Organic Controls for Sciarid Flies - Pumpkin Beth

Organic Controls for Sciarid Flies - Pumpkin Beth

Controlling sciarid flies around houseplants and inside terrariums, on plants grown inside our homes, conservatories, and glasshouses What are sciarid flies? Sciarid flies are teeny, tiny flies, from the family Sciaridae, they’re also known as fungus gnats, or by their genera’s scientific names of Bradysia or Lycoriella. Although sciarid flies live outdoors, as well as inside our homes and glasshouses, you’re unlikely to notice these insignificant little flies outside. Sciarid flies only…

Celebrating the Colour of Colombian Orchids at Kew! - Pumpkin Beth

Celebrating the Colour of Colombian Orchids at Kew! - Pumpkin Beth

Kew Gardens, Celebrating the Colour of Colombia! This weekend the annual Orchid Festival opened at Kew Gardens. This is the 24th Orchid Festival to be held inside the Princess of Wales Conservatory, at Kew. Each year the Orchid Festival has a different theme, this year, Kew’s Orchid Festival celebrates the colour and vibrancy of Colombia! Colombia is one of the most biodiverse countries on the planet. The richest country in orchids on Earth; Colombia is home to at least 4,270 recognised…

The RHS Kitchen Garden was designed as an accessible garden, with smooth, wide paths that allow access for wheelchairs so that everyone can enjoy the garden.

Juliet Sargeant and the RHS Kitchen Garden - Pumpkin Beth

One of the gardens that I was most excited to visit at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2017, was the RHS Kitchen Garden. Straw Bale Gardening was a feature of the RHS Kitchen Garden, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2017. Cavolo Nero Kale, pretty pink Dianthus and thyme, pictured in the RHS Kitchen Garden, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2017. Juliet Sargeant pictured in the RHS Kitchen Garden, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2017. The Royal…

Every plant that featured in the RHS Kitchen Garden is edible, including these beautiful flowers: Echinacea, Agastache, and Alcea rosea. Pictured at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2017.

Juliet Sargeant and the RHS Kitchen Garden - Pumpkin Beth

One of the gardens that I was most excited to visit at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2017, was the RHS Kitchen Garden. Straw Bale Gardening was a feature of the RHS Kitchen Garden, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2017. Cavolo Nero Kale, pretty pink Dianthus and thyme, pictured in the RHS Kitchen Garden, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2017. Juliet Sargeant pictured in the RHS Kitchen Garden, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2017. The Royal…

Controlling Red Spider Mites on Orchids and Houseplants - Pumpkin Beth

Controlling Red Spider Mites on Orchids and Houseplants - Pumpkin Beth

Contents1 How to Control Red Spider Mites on Orchids and Indoor Plants1.1 How spider mites feed and damage plants1.2 Types of spider mite that affect orchids1.3 Spotting spider mites on orchids2 Controlling spider mites on orchids and terrarium plants2.1 Growing conditions2.2 Actions2.3 Quarantine2.4 Biological controls…

Medwyn Williams wins his 12th Gold Medal, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 - Pumpkin Beth

Medwyn Williams wins his 12th Gold Medal, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 - Pumpkin Beth

I always look forward to seeing Medwyn and Gwenda Wiliams, they’re such lovely people. So, it was wonderful to be with Medwyn and Gwenda, to celebrate their amazing 12th consecutive Gold Medal win, for their incredible display of vegetables, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show…

Scott Taylor, Temperate House Supervisor - Pumpkin Beth

Scott Taylor, Temperate House Supervisor - Pumpkin Beth

The Temperate House is the world’s largest surviving Victorian glasshouse! This substantial glasshouse is sited at the Royal Botanical Gardens Kew, which itself is a National Treasure and an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Temperate House is a Grade I Listed Building. When this glasshouse’s refurbishment programme commenced work in 2013, the Temperate House was in a dilapidated condition, at this time the Temperate House was on English Heritage’s Buildings at Risk Register. The Temperate…

The Thai Palace is beautifully planted with its own little orchid garden! Pictured inside the Princess of Wales Conservatory, at the 2018 Orchid Festival, at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew.

Henck Röling, Master Florist - Pumpkin Beth

I’ve admired the work of Master Florist Henck Röling for a number of years now. Henck Röling is a Master Florist and Artist, he works for some of London’s top florists; Henck creates weekly flower arrangements for the Ritz, Southerby’s, and Fortnum and Mason, to…