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Growing Advice & Tips

Toughened Glass vs. Twinwall Polycarbonate vs. Plastic Film

21st Dec 2020

There is a range of different glazing options for greenhouses and they all have advantages and disadvantages when compared. The right glazing for your greenhouse will be determined by your requirements, personal preferences, climate and budget.So, what are the main differences at a glance? Glass Polycarbonate Plastic Film Advantages Longe...
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Controlling Pests and Diseases in the Greenhouse

21st Dec 2020

Good plant health, through good nutrition and environmental control, is the first line of defense against both pests and diseases in the greenhouse. But even in the best circumstances, some pests may bother your plants. Aphids, mites, and whiteflies are the most common serious insect problems. Use mechanical controls such as vacuuming, squashing, and washing at the first sign of trouble. Yellow sticky traps are effective against whiteflies....
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How to choose the best Greenhouse for your needs...

21st Dec 2020

First choose the width you prefer... 6ft Single Door (2.0m) wide 8ft Double Door (2.6m) wide *most popular* 10ft Double Door (3.2m) wide 12ft Double Door (3.8m) wide - custom size 20ft+ Double Door (6.4m) wide - commercial size 6ft (2.0m) Single Door 8ft (2.0m) Single Door 10ft (2.0m) Single...
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Why you shouldn't buy a cheap imported Greenhouse

21st Dec 2020

Low grade polycarbonate doesn't last!Not structurally sound and will not handle the wind or snowOften the company you buy the greenhouse from has closed or changed name to avoid warranty claims.When buying a greenhouse make sure you deal with a reputable company that uses quality materials and has experience in the design and manufacture of greenhouses for New Zealand's conditions.Here are some photos we've been sent by customers who bought a...
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How to Layout your Greenhouse? A helpful guide.

21st Dec 2020

You may want to start by creating a path down the centre of the greenhouse to give good access for watering and collecting fruit. You can use pavers, which will reflect heat back into the growing space. They also absorb the heat from the sun to be released back into the growing space in the evening to keep the temperature up. Another option is a gravel pathway, which allows good drainage. How you layout your greenhouse depends on what...
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