For the last few months Julie of Peonies and Posies has been encouraging us to join in a monthly review of our greenhouses – I am afraid there is very little to say about mine at the moment apart from the fact there have been some real extremes of temperature recently, up to the high 30s and into the 40s in the daytime and surprisingly as low as 4ºc overnight. There is talk of thundery weather tomorrow, but looking at our local forecast they may pass us by although Saturday looks set to be a very wet day – great for filling up our water butts but not for those showing off their gardens this weekend like Sue of From Sewing Room to Potting Shed .
In our larger greenhouse I have managed to pot on some of the tomatoes into their final pots, and tied them into their supports (rather later than I would like to have done), but there are still more to do. With the greenhouse water butts being empty, all water for the greenhouses and adjacent cutting beds is having to be carried from elsewhere, a frequent job during this dry weather. The smaller greenhouse requires less watering as it is almost empty, now containing only some Hayloft salvias waiting to be potted on, some second sowings of Californian poppy and centaura (to compare growth and flowering times with the autumn sowings) and a few other oddments. Given some thinking time, I may begin to consider biennials to sow for flowering next year, not something I have done before – autumn sowing of annuals last year, but not biennials – but in the meantime I am spending as little time in the greenhouses as possible because of the heat!
I wonder what Julie has been up to in her greenhouses since last month? Do pop over to her blog to have a look and maybe find links to other bloggers’ greenhouses too.