greenhouse shading advice

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greenhouse shading advice

Post by gabriel » Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:44 pm

Well i own a greenhouse, and got a lot of palm seedlings that would love to overwinter in it.
My problem is that last year in January I've put some of them inside,and they were cooked after a weekend,sun burned all of leafs.....What can I use so the sun won't kill the plants?
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Re: greenhouse advice

Post by Hoops » Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:21 pm

have you tried some greenhouse shading net. Probably get it from B & Q and such like
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Re: greenhouse advice

Post by GoggleboxUK » Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:25 pm

I've also seen people use a kind of whitewash for windows which they splash all over the greenhouse roof to create a dappled shade.

This method is popular in the Channel Islands in high summer apparently.
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Re: greenhouse advice

Post by gabriel » Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:32 pm

thank You folks, i have heard of whitewash but was thinking that maybe rain and snow may wash it away...?
i will look for the shading net,thank you Sue.
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Re: greenhouse advice

Post by Scott Radford » Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:44 pm

gabriel wrote:thank You folks, i have heard of whitewash but was thinking that maybe rain and snow may wash it away...?
i will look for the shading net,thank you Sue.
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Re: greenhouse shading advice

Post by gabriel » Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:32 am

Just applied whitewash,looks like it's going to filter the sun light, great stuff
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Re: greenhouse shading advice

Post by GoggleboxUK » Fri Oct 07, 2011 12:23 pm

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Re: greenhouse shading advice

Post by Dave Brown » Fri Oct 07, 2011 1:57 pm

Your palm seedlings burnt in January sun :ahhh!: :ahhh!: :ahhh!: You'll need to keep them in the dark in June then. :lol:

Sorry for jesting but I've never had that problem :wink:
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Re: greenhouse shading advice

Post by gabriel » Fri Oct 07, 2011 2:06 pm

Dave Brown wrote:Your palm seedlings burnt in January sun :ahhh!: :ahhh!: :ahhh!: You'll need to keep them in the dark in June then. :lol:

Sorry for jesting but I've never had that problem :wink:
My greenhouse is in the position that 'when'sun is shining it will be getting it all day.
As it is clear glass i presume sunlight is burning the leaves, it happend to me twice allready :ahhh!: :ahhh!:
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Re: greenhouse shading advice

Post by Kristen » Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:04 pm

The "whitewash" sold for greenhouses is (I think) intended to go translucent when wet - so that it lets more light in (needs to be on the outside to get that benefit :) )

An alternative is to drap some net over either the greenhouse, or the sensitive plants. Scaffolders Debris netting is a cheap, durable, solution. Also useful for keeping Cabbage White butterfly off Brassicas and the like.

I got mine from Tarpaflex
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Re: greenhouse shading advice

Post by gabriel » Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:34 pm

Kristen wrote:The "whitewash" sold for greenhouses is (I think) intended to go translucent when wet - so that it lets more light in (needs to be on the outside to get that benefit :) )

An alternative is to drap some net over either the greenhouse, or the sensitive plants. Scaffolders Debris netting is a cheap, durable, solution. Also useful for keeping Cabbage White butterfly off Brassicas and the like.

I got mine from Tarpaflex
Thanks Kristen,
i have applied whitewash on the inside of me greenhouse,now I'm thinking I'll change it :lol:


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