Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Greenhouse Spring Cleaning

Hello,  thank you so much for all the lovely comments on my crochet.  It's good to have a new project for the days when the weather isn't so great, but the last few days have seen some glorious sunshine and the ground has dried up enough to make being in the garden a pleasure again.  The veg plot is looking fairly tidy so I tackled the greenhouse.  It was in a sorry state, full of dead plants, and weedy gravel and covered in green muck!  I chucked out loads of stuff and cleaned everything,  put in a couple of chairs and jollied it up with some flowery bunting stuff and the lanterns from the garden. 


 

 I think I'll do less of the veg this year and more ornamental plants so that it's a lovely place to sit, even if the weather's rubbish, like last year!  I've got lots of scented pelargoniums and streptocarpus on order and want to try some more exotic and fragrant things rather than the peppers and aubergines that are usually a waste of time.  Roll on summer!

xxx 

31 comments:

  1. Ooooh, I so wish I could have a greenhouse. Here in Canada, our ground is still snow-covered, so my gardening plans to date include browsing seed catalogues, signing up for classes and drawing out my dream garden. Enjoy your work - looks great and very inviting!

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  2. Your greenhouse looks stunning! I have just been in mine to start the potato chitting and looked around at the lovely bunting with the sun shining on it. Gladdens the heart! Take care and happy gardening! Chel

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  3. Glorious pictures! This glasshouse of yours is like a clean gardener's slate of sorts.

    I'm assuming that, since we share a love of muted/pastel colours that you too must be in seventh heaven when Spring arrives?

    Stephanie

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  4. What a lovely greenhouse and your ideas for more ornamental plants sounds lovely! I like the festive colourful garland you have hung up!

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  5. Looks like a lovely place to have a cup of tea after all your hard work! have a lovely week! ❤

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  6. Now I have total greenhouse envy :-) It looks fabulous

    Kay

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  7. If the weather holds I am pruning and weeding this weekend. I can't waith to get hings under control
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  8. You have your greenhouse so tidy and organized and now you're prepared for the spring gardening. Looks very nice. :) We are still quite in winter here in US and are expecting snow in a day or so and very cold temps tonight. No gardening for us yet. :)

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  9. Your greenhouse looks so lovely and cheerful - great job! Enjoying the sunshine here too, and hoping that the snow forecast for Saturday changes before then!
    Have a lovely week,
    xx

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  10. We've been trying to sort our greenhouse too - well martyn has whist I got started with sowing.

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  11. I think ALL shiny greenhouses should be festooned with garlands! :) x

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  12. I like the idea of the seats in the greenhouse. At least you can sit in there protected from the (inevitable) rain!

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  13. I love your green house. Everything looks so organised. I like the garlands strung up. Think it would be a great place to sit with glass of wine in the evening, especially when you have the scented colour in there.

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  14. Pretty greenhouse!! Love the garland! A sweet touch! xo Heather

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  15. I have been doing the same thing although mine doesn't look as pretty as yours

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  16. When I was a little girl, my grandmother had a greenhouse that was completely full of pot plants with enough space between them to edge through and sit in her chair. She was a very thin lady who felt the cold terribly and they lived in a huge draughty house so I think it was her place to take a cuppa and get really warm even when the weather outside was chilly.
    I used to do the same thing when I was at university in scotland. Being a wee soft southern jessie, sometimes the winter months felt as though they would never end, so i'd take myself off to the botanic gardens with a book and park myself in one of the greenhouses and pretend it was summer in Cornwall.
    You have made your greenhouse so pretty. What a lovely place to sit and read or just sit.

    Eleanor x

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    1. Your Grandmother's greenhouse sounds wonderful. I would love a proper plant conservatory one day, but until then I'll make do with the greenhouse! xx

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  17. Oh how I love your greenhouse!

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  18. I love the bunting in your green house it looks so cheerful!
    Sarah x

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  19. I love the pictures! Makes me believe spring will be here soon.

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  20. Your green house looks ready for Spring Planting. I wish I had one. Your lovely pastels crochet blocks are gorgeous. I look forward to seeing it finished. Hugs Judy

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  21. A lovely greenhouse. We are planning on making a garden this year. We're working on getting a lot more green around here :D

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  22. Your greenhouse looks full of promise for the Spring - what a lovely way to spend a day! x Jane

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  25. Auch ich warte sehnsüchtig auf den Frühling. Ich habe zwar kein so schönes Gewächshaus, aber einen großen Garten. Deine Grannys im nächsten Post sind einfach fantastisch, die Farben...
    Liebe Grüße
    Anne

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  26. The flowery bunting looks gorgeous!

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  27. Your greenhouse looks lovely and fresh and spring-like! The flowery bunting is a lovely touch too, I'm jealous :)

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  28. love you very clean and tidy greenhouse ,and with your pretty garlands and chairs it looks like a summerhouse and a lovely place to sit with a soft summer breeze drifting through the door xxxx

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