Category Archives: Life at the Glasshouses

Sciarid Fly – a greenhouse pest

By | February 21, 2017

Sciarid Fly is a particular pest in Greenhouses active in the early months of the year. This post tells you a bit about them and what you can do to get rid of them. It also invites you to express an interest in being kept informed as to when specific nematode controls will be available.

Springtime on the horizon – growth in the garden – and pests.

By | February 24, 2015

So the talk is based on our own experiences in controlling them ourselves. We’ve chopped the highlights up into a series of videos – one for each of these major pests. These combine slides with the chance to see some small videos we’ve taken of some of the pests and their predators in action so that if you’ve never had the chance to see the enemy face to face you can have the chance to get to know them.

The great nematode famine.

By | January 9, 2013

Despite at least three or four nights when the temperature here has gone down to -5C before Christmas, the little blighters are still flourishing like the green bay tree and homing in on the Pak Choy and Tatsoi with knives and forks in hand. We are going to be under siege for months to come.

#RHShampton court – where you can buy the plants we showed at Grow Your Own Curry

Plants4Presents sell plants online as gifts and deliver all over the UK. Our aim is always to sell interesting plants that we would like to receive ourselves. Over time our range of citrus trees, flowering plants, climbers and chilli plants has slowly expanded to include lots of other edible plants including kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass, curry leaf trees and turmeric.

Grow your own Curry awarded bronze medal at #RHShampton court

We’re really excited to report that we were awarded a Bronze Medal yesterday for our display in the Growing for Taste marquee. Interest has been really great with Kaffir Lime and Ginger plants being the hot sellers. Please come and meet us and get a complimentary sachet of plant feed particularly suitable for Citrus.