Oh Autumn, what a season you are! Beautiful, blousy and sultry, with misty mornings and shorter nights quietly hinting that summer will soon be gone entirely. While the garden is still looking gorgeous the best is now behind for another year and the last allotment harvest is near at hand.
For the serious gardener, winter is no obstacle, but if wearing welly boots while the rain lashes down is not for you, the great indoors might beckon. That’s not to say that your green fingers need to be idle until spring however; there is a wealth of growing to be done under glass. From Amaryllis to Zantedeschia, there’s a literal A-Z of flora at your disposal, you just need the space to grow it, and that’s where we come in.
At Apropos we specialise in all architecture made from glass, so whether you’re looking for a greenhouse to keep you growing throughout the year, a garden house where you and your family can frolic amongst the foliage, or a boldly-designed glass house that allows you to view the garden without actually inviting it in, we can help.
Winter’s white hands are not yet upon us, but now is the time to start preparing if you want to extend the growing season through the colder, darker months. Pop your Hyacinth, Narcissus and Amaryllis bulbs in the fridge 12-16 weeks before Christmas to ensure some festive blooms, fill bowls with Cyclamen to brighten windowsills and conservatories, Cymbidium Orchids add exotic interest to warm, bright internal spaces, and the Christmas Cactus will thrive on neglect, as long as it can see the winter sun.
How many gentle flowers grow in an English country garden in winter? Unless you’re a canny planter, very few. How many grow in an Apropos glass extension? As many as you fancy!
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